What is the underground infrastructure like? Can we afford to keep it in good condition?

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Our neighboring cities also have to maintain their own underground infrastructure, yet their cost to consumers is still much lower than here in Claremont. GSW has not been forthcoming with information about the condition, but they recently spent money on repairs, and consultants have said the condition is currently good. We already pay GSW for repairs and maintenance through our water rates. If we own the system, there would be no change.  In addition, government programs that would help pay for maintenance are available to cities.