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Waste Water

When you look at the poor shape our city streets are in, remember that is just the infrastructure you can easily see. Imagine the state of our storm water system and waste water sewers. In a recent Ann Arbor News article, reporter Ryan Stanton noted the following:

The city maintains roughly 363 miles of sanitary sewer pipes — more than two-thirds of which were built in the 1960s or earlier.

About 13 percent of the pipes in use today were built in the 1910s, and another 14 percent were built in the '20s, '30s and '40s.

Only about 3 to 4 percent were built since the year 2000, while 25 percent were put in place in the 1970s, '80s and '90s.