Detroit water park opens for business…minus the water.
“We have a water system that’s 100 years old so those things happen.”
A paraphrase of a famous quote leapt to mind. Just substitute for the word “philosophy”:
“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in government because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good government: neither its pipes nor its services will hold water.”