Texas' infrastructure earned an overall grade of "C" due to a lack of sustainable funding and maintenance planning, according to a report by the Texas Section of the ASCE. The state's more than 7,000 dams, drinking water and public schools were graded "D-." Crespin Guzman, executive director of the ASCE’s Texas Section, said the state needs to think of infrastructure as a long-term investment. "We can either invest in our future now, or pay even more later if we fail to meet these obvious needs," Guzman said. "We cannot continue to build things and not fund or maintain them."
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