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Mexico City’s Pipeline Leaks

And we thought that our communities had water supply problems. Authorities in Mexico City were forced to shut down a major pipeline for 36 hours, cutting off supply to over 5 million residents.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Country profiles | Water cut off in Mexican capital

More than 50% of the water carried by the pipeline leaks out before it reaches its destination.

This story of infrastructure problems is like that described in James Howard Kunstler‘s fictional future novel “World Made By Hand”. It is likely we will hear more stories of this nature in the future.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.