Reader Question – November 29, 2022

A reader writes, “why don’t municipal water providers have back-up generators to avoid boil alerts.” This question is vague but still very interesting. It teaches a very good lesson that sometimes what we think is good community logic  winds up failing miserably when the principles of economics, engineering, and science are applied. The reader’s question implies that that the reason cities issue boil alerts is because they are losing electricity.…