The primary purpose of Hoover Dam was and remains water supply. 8 million people are served by its water. Electricity generation repaid the 50-year construction financing, and continues to pay for the costs of maintenance plus a profit. This is an example of the federal government doing something right, i.e. providing a public benefit and earning a profit while doing it.
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