The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Water Pipes Popping

Mar 2, 2015

Last month thousands of Baltimore City residents and small businesses went without water, some for as long as a week or more.

Why? Because the city couldn’t repair leaks and breaks in water mains, smaller pipes and meters as fast as the cold weather caused them to happen.

Baltimore water and sewer bills have been going up and up and up. But clearly the water and sewer systems are failing more and more.

These systems need to be repaired or rebuilt now. But instead more and more city revenue is being given away in TIFs, PILOTs and other tax breaks and subsidies to real estate developers and corporations.

Our water main breaks are directly connected to their tax breaks!