Indianapolis is looking at over $4 billion in infrastructure repairs over the next 15 years, so it makes sense for Mayor Ballard to look into ways of raising money and cutting costs like, for instance, asking companies to submit bids to operate the city's sewer and water systems. In theory, this makes sense. But reports that leasing these utilities might raise only $400 million -- a drop in the bucket -- are not encouraging. Nor is the example set by Gov. Daniels' leasing of the Tollway, where tolls have gone up and maintenance is no better.