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Expert says a $3 billion infusion won’t solve the state’s water infrastructure problems — ‘but it’s a good start’

Water infrastructure systems across Texas are falling into disrepair. This year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state’s drinking water infrastructure the not-so satisfactory grade of a C-minus. And as Texas’ population continues to grow, experts say the demand on water systems will only increase.

The new federal infrastructure plan signed into law by President Biden this week could offer some relief. The bill will send at least $3 billion to Texas over the next five years to improve the state’s water systems.

 

Read more from Sara Hutchinson and Shelly Brisbin with the Texas Standard here.