Can we classify "dams" and "pipelines" into one word? I'm doing my summary of a passage. Is infrastructure suitable?

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    You can use "infrastructure," but no one will know that the infrastructure is comprised of dams and pipelines unless you explicitly explain that beforehand.
    – J.R.
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 17:35

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Both dams and pipelines are examples of infrastructure, so in short, you can use it as an umbrella term in this way. That said, as J.R. says in a comment infrastructure is a very general term that can include a great many things more than just dams and pipelines. If you provide more context about the passage we might be able to come up with a more specific word.

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