"What time is it, Ma?"
"Gettin' close to noon, Pa."
"Oh, alright then. 'Bout time for the water main to break, I reckon."
Now, I know that this could be a false impression. Maybe water mains are breaking all around me every day and I just don't know about them. Maybe they're just so noticeable in Port Angeles because the Peninsula Daily News does such a great, great job of covering local issues both big and small.
Broken water mains are just a symptom
of a totally broken system.
Or maybe...Just maybe...There really are a disproportionate number of water main breaks in Port Angeles because the City Council (at staff's direction, of course) directs a disproportionate amount of money away from basic infrastructure projects and into crazy, loco, lunatic, needless and pointless projects.
Maybe? Ya think?