'Fix it first': A case for investing in infrastructure, Pottstown Mercury

June 15, 2010

"Part three of four parts on the First Suburbs.

Too bad Bob Vila isn't available. The established towns that were the nation's First Suburbs are showing their age. And like "This Old House," these old towns need a little TLC.

The problem is it's getting harder to find government programs willing to put the money toward protecting the enormous investment these towns represent.

Why would you invest millions of public dollars to build a new sewer system in a place where there aren't any houses when a town that already has thousands of taxpayers — and miles of aging sewer pipe — needs to replace that pipe?" For the complete article, please click