2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
Every family and business needs infrastructure to thrive– from your road to work, to your internet, to the pipes bringing clean water to your house. In a new app format, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure puts the most comprehensive and clear reference available on America’s infrastructure in your pocket. Complete with videos, state profiles, and interactive content, this app shows how your state’s infrastructure is doing and what needs attention. Share how America raise the grades and along with any part of the app with friends, coworkers, LinkedIn groups, or even your elected officials.
Download the Report Card at: www.infrastructurereportcard.org
Georgia Report Card
The Georgia ASCE conducts an assessment of the infrastructure throughout the state of Georgia. Maintenance and improvement of Georgia’s infrastructure is vital to our economy, safety, environment and quality of life. Our goal is that broadened awareness and discussion of the issues raised in this report will increase understanding of the current and future infrastructure needs of Georgia, prompting decision makers in our communities and the state Legislature to formulate policies and provide the necessary funding to address Georgia’s infrastructure needs.
With new grades for the first time since 2003, Georgia’s infrastructure has shown very little improvement and once again received a cumulative grade of C. The Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) assessed the same 11 infrastructure categories as 2003: wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, energy, dams, school facilities, transit, bridges, airports and solid waste. One new category was added this year, Parks. Some areas have seen important improvements, including wastewater, school facilities, airports and solid waste. In wastewater, the city of Atlanta alone has invested more than one billion dollars since 2003 in improving its sewers. Progress has also been made in the regional and state-wide planning of water, wastewater and stormwater with the development of the Georgia Comprehensive State-wide Water Management Plan. However, continued state funding will be critical for the successful implementation of the plan which includes the development of regional water conservation and development plans.
A link to the Report Card can be found below:
ASCE GA is currently updating its State Infrastructure Report Card for release in early 2014. If you would like to get involved with the Report Card Committee, please contact: Rebecca.Shelton@gwinnettcounty.com