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The water main break and subsequent sinkhole near University Park Village (“SUV falls into sinkhole in Fort Worth,” June 10) highlights the need for a long-term infrastructure investment plan for the nation.
Communities across Texas and the entire country are plagued by inadequate pipes, roads and airports, structurally deficient bridges, and crumbling dams and levees.
Time is wasted in traffic or sitting on an overcrowded runway. Clean water is squandered and roads flooded as water mains break. Lives are put at risk and economic growth is hindered.
Our infrastructure is the lifeblood of our economy. It impacts our quality of life, the competitiveness of our businesses and the safety and security of our country.
We can’t forsake our responsibility when it comes to infrastructure upgrades.
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, Fort Worth