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The Restoration Economy by Storm Cunningham

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10Restoring Our Infrastructure: Transportation, Power, Solid Waste, and Water

In 1996, a “report card” prepared by the city’s former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chief gave New York City’s infrastructure failing grades, particularly for its aging water mains and solid waste treatment system, which dumps raw sewage into city harbors during storms.

Shelly Barnes, “New York City: An Island Ecology,” E Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2000

Santo Domingo, on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, is one of my favorite large Caribbean cities (though I love the rural villages and underwater life of the Dominican Republic even more). But from overhead, Santo Domingo looks like a toilet. A monster plume of pure, unadulterated, raw sewage gushes down ...

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