-Tommiw Vassel, New Orleans Water Board
Vassel is talking about the inability to produce and deliver tap water in New Orleans due to an inefficient patchwork of temporary repairs that, at worst, could arrest the water supply to whole neighborhoods. Michelle Krupa's article "Water Torture" details the water crisis in New Orleans, a problem that desperately needs to be solved. Currently, an "antiquated, dying system and a lack of money to fix it threaten the recovery."
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