In the course of every day we all touch and are impacted by our local or national infrastructure. If we go to school, have a job or a family we use some aspect of infrastructure during the course of the day. We have come to expect and take for granted what infrastructure provides us.
Unfortunately our infrastructure has not been maintained to the level that will allow it to continue to deliver what we have all come to take for granted.
In 2013 the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure shows we have a significant backlog of overdue maintenance across our infrastrzcture systems, a pressing need for modernization, and an immense opportunity to create reliable, long-term funding. It also shows that we can improve the current condition of our nation’s infrastructure — when investments are made and projects move forward.
They estimate that $3.6 trillion dollars of investment renovating, refurbishing and replacing our country’s infrastructure will be necessary by 2020.
The sectors below received the following grades:
- PUBLIC PARKS & RECREATION–C-
- INLAND WATERWAYS–D-
- SOLID WASTE–B-