Perfection is a long way off, but improvement can be made to happen every day. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 13 June)
The WSSC is still working on replacing a sixteen foot section of a ninety-six inch water main in Montgomery county, Maryland. The leadership was hoping to get a 75 million gallon reduction in water use by the water usage restriction they imposed. This morning they announced that the reduction was only 25 million gallons. We have been lucky so far. There have been no major fires in either county. They are being careful about predicting when the weakened pipe will be replaced. This incident is a very good illustration of how quickly everyone can be in trouble when the infrastructure breaks down.