Saturday, July 02, 2016

SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY WATER DEPT FAIL DESTROYING CROSSROADS BIZ!!!



While crime and politics get all the attention, this important story of a horribly timed weekend FAIL demonstrate that KANSAS CITY INFRASTRUCTURE COLLAPSE thanks to years of ongoing deferred maintenance is also a key component in hurting local biz.

Checkit:

Fox4KC: The owner of Bizz & Weezy says this is the third time in 10 months the same water main break has put a halt to his business. Friday afternoon's break had frustrations rising. This one cost about 10-20% of our revenue for the month, because it was a First Friday”

Meanwhile, rates continue to skyrocket and advocates have planned a series of community meetings to address the problem.

Developing . . .

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

At 28 miles per year won't it take a hundred years? And then be time to start over again?

Anonymous said...

Follow the money to the Streetcar Authority.

Anonymous said...

No one at city hall cares how things work, or don't, or whether anything is maintained or repaired properly.
Most water line breaks take to or three times to fix.
And this was one of them.
How's Mike's new hotel coming?
Any big-time private investors on the line yet?

Anonymous said...

The Streetcar Authority also stole my allowance!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^So that's why you're here first thing every morning.

Anonymous said...

Stop the endless bitching about KC's crumbling infrastructure. If you don't like it, move to fucking Johnson County. (Oh wait, everybody already did.)

Anonymous said...

The issue may be the different pots of money in the Water Services Dept. budget. Fixing breaks comes out of the maintenance pot. Replacing lines comes out of a construction pot. Years ago this was explained to me by a city worker in another city. We had seen the same water line in the neighborhood break five times, each time progressing further down the street. In answer to the question of why don't you replace the damn thing once and for all so you don't have to keep coming out here? The answer was there was not money in the construction budget to replace the line, so the temporary fixes came out of the maintenance budget.