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Texans have felt the effects of poor infrastructure throughout the state. In rural Texas, towns have gone weeks with boil-water notices. And the issue made national news when a 60-year-old water line broke in Odessa last year, leaving the city of more than 100,000 without water for weeks in the midst of a historic drought.
Now Texas lawmakers have a rare opportunity to invest billions of federal and state dollars to stave off disaster. At this Texas Tribune event, we asked experts how and where the state can best invest these funds to keep Texas water safely flowing to the public now and in the future.
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