How Does Colorado's Infrastructure Rate?
ASCE has released their 2020 Infrastructure Report Card for Colorado’s infrastructure, giving the state an overall grade of C-.
14 infrastructure categories are included and were given the following grades:
Drinking Water (C-)
Hazardous Waste (C-)
Solid Waste (C-)
An overall report card for the country’s infrastructure is release every 4 years, the last being issued in 2017 with an overall grade of D+, unchanged from the D+ grade given in 2013.
What does this mean for Colorado? We choose to live in a state that has fairly extreme variations in weather that leads to above average wear-and-tear on our infrastructure, as well as a higher than average population growth, putting additional stress on our infrastructure. To compensate, a sustainable source of funding is needed for inspections, repairs and research into innovative design solutions.
To learn more and to download a copy of the report, follow the link below: