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State’s old, leaky water pipes crumbling beneath us

James M. O’Neill , Staff Writer, @JamesMONeill1 7:37 p.m. EST December 2, 2016

Story by : NorthJersey.com (The Record)

The people who study and repair the pipes that transport your drinking water beneath New Jersey streets want to let you know what those pipes look like these days.

It’s not pretty.

“Our folks are digging up old terra cotta and wooden pipes,” said Anthony Attanasio, executive director of the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association. “You should see some of the scary things we’ve seen – in some cases the dirt compacted around the pipes is all that’s keeping the pipes together.

“The problem is enormous, and what we feel is necessary is a statewide capital plan.”


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