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Water Infrastructure

Water is inexpensive, even minimal, when compared to other utilities. It’s always abundant, flowing from our faucets whenever we need to quench our thirst, wash a dish, or take a shower. From source to pipe to faucet, Stay Tuned is taking you underground to explore our water infrastructure. Water main breaks, which have been known to damage property, close schools and wreak havoc, are increasing in frequency. We know St. Louis is home to a rapidly aging system that is in need of repairs. Experts say something should be done, but is paying more for our water the only answer? What do we do next — and how do we pay for it?