Archbold, OH

The True Importance Of Infrastructure

Infrastructure is defined as “the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area.”

That includes above-ground things such as electrical and communications wires, ground-level things like roads and sidewalks, and of course, underground things such as waterlines, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers.

Infrastructure, specifically underground, isn’t a particularly exciting or interesting topic. Once the inconvenience and expense of installing it is done, it tends to be forgotten.

That is, forgotten until it doesn’t work, which is the situation that is developing in Pettisville. The existing storm sewers aren’t working as they should, which is causing problems.

Kenneth “Skip” Leupp, German Township trustee, said those problems are only going to get worse.

Repairing or upgrading Pettisville storm sewers is going to be a messy, inconvenient, expensive situation, but it’s a project that needs to be done.

The length of time it takes government to get around to doing a project seems like forever, but that shouldn’t be a deterrent.

The German and Clinton Township trustees, Fulton County commissioners, and any other departments, agencies, and organizations that need to be involved in the project need to start the ball rolling.

To paraphrase a popular comedian, “get it done.”

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