A Sept. 16 editorial on NewsOK, a website sponsored by The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), begins:
"Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are focused on the economy and job creation but have made no mention of water infrastructure. Meanwhile, the widespread deterioration of America's water infrastructure is reaching a critical stage. With this crisis comes incredible opportunity — 40 years of experience proves that investing in water infrastructure creates jobs and boosts the nation's economy. With millions of Americans out of work, the timing couldn't be better to reinvest in our essential water infrastructure."