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Video Smoke Test 2/27

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Video Smoke Test 2/27

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WEBVTT TAKEAWAYS WAS HEARING ABOUT HOW OLD WATER PIPES ACROSS THE STATE DESPERATELY NEED TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED. INFACT THIS IS WHERE, AROUND THIS TIME LAST MONTH, A WATER MAIN BROKE. WATER, WAT EVERYWHERE... NAT: WATER GLUGS, CONSTRUCTION BEEPS THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN WINOOSKI AFTER A MAIN BREAK... -- A FAMILIAR ISSUE FOR CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS THE STATE... AND ONE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF VERMONT CONGRESSMAN PETER WELCH 07;02 - 07;13 SOT: REP. PETER WELCH, VERMONT, "THE WATER SYSTEMS IN THESE COMMUNITIES IS A RECURRING THEME FROM ALL OF OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS. WE'VE GOT SOME SYSTEMS THAT HAVE PIPES THAT ARE OVER 120 YEARS OLD - SO IT'S TIME." BUT IT'S NOT ALWAYS THE OLDER PIPES THAT CAUSE PROBLEMS. 11:55 - 12:13 SOT: ANNE WATSON, MAYOR, MONTPELIER, "MONTPELIER HAS SOME PIPES THAT ARE ABOUT 100 YEARS OL BUT THOSE PIPES ARE ACTUALLY THE ONES THAT WE FIND, IN MONTPELIER ANYWAY, ARE NOT THE ONES THAT ARE BREAKING BUT THE ONES THAT WERE REPLACED IN THE 70S - THAT TECHNOLOGY TURNED OUT NOT TO BE AS RESILIENT AS WE HAD HOPED. THOSE ARE CORRODING A LOT FASTER THAN WE ANTICIPATED." MONTPELIER MAYOR ANNE WATSON SAYS TWO RECENT WATERMAIN BREAKS IN THE STATE CAPTIOL'S DOWNTOWN ARE JUST THE LATEST EXAMPLES OF A COSTLY CHALLENGE. 11;31 - 11;36 SOT: ANNE WATSON, MAYOR, MONTPELIER, "OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, WE'VE SPENT ABOUT THREE MILLION DOLLARS ON JUST OUR WATER INFRASTRUCTUR E." AS WELCH HEADS BACK TO WASHINGTON, HE'LL BE WORKING ON A TRILLION-AND-A- HALF-DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTUR E BILL THAT COULD ALLOCATE MORE MONEY TO HELP FIX VERMONT'S WATER WOES ALONG WITH OTHER THINGS. SOT: REP. PETER WELCH, D - VERMONT, "WHEN VOTERS HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THE MONEY IS GOING TO BE SPENT IMPROVING THEIR WATER, THEIR SEWER AND THEIR ROADS AND THEIR BRIDGES AND THEIR BROADBAND, THEY'RE WILLING TO MAKE A REASONABLE DECISION - I THINK WITH LOCAL SUPPORT, CONGRESS IS GOING TO GET IT'S ACT TOGETHER." CONGRESSMAN WELCH SAYS HE'S GREATFUL TO HEAR FROM CITY LEADERS, AND HOPE CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT CAN COME TOGETHER TO FIND A WAY TO HELP FUND THESE FIXES. THOUGH IT'S UNCLEAR EXACTLY HOW MUCH FEDERAL FUNDING VERMONT COULD EXPECT. IN WINOOSKI, RENEE WUNDERLICH, NBC5 NEWS. RIGHT
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Video Smoke Test 2/27

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