All you LAX haters should note that Wednesday's mess at Terminal 6 came about because the airport is putting in a new utility plant. A contractor apparently cross-contaminated a water line with water from recycled air-conditioning lines. So bad water was going into the line that serves restaurants and drinking fountains. Not great. But this morning, LAX officials said the problem had been fixed. Infrastructure issues have plagued the airport for years, which is why nearly $500 million is being invested for a central plant that's being located just west of the LAX Theme Building. It's a huge project that includes replacement of the heating and cooling systems and a new underground hot/cold water piping network. Since back-room utilities are never seen by passengers, they haven't been deemed important enough to deal with. Well, until now. Not that anyone is bothering to notice - making over LAX continues to be one of L.A.'s most under-reported stories, perhaps because it's far easier to rewrite a press release that places the airport at the bottom of some ranking.
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