From wastewater to drinking water our infrastructure is a hot mess:
Bottom Line: Earlier this year we learned that Florida's infrastructure is far from perfect but also among the best nationally (top five state in overall infrastructure). That was according to the 2017 report from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The national report has been completed along with rankings for each category and the estimated cost to improve infrastructure to an "A" grade. It's not pretty.
The only category that received a good grade was the rail system in the US. It received a "B". Overall...the average grade was a D+! Btw, here are a few high(low)lights from the report:
- Aviation: D (The President appears to have a point about our airports)
- Hazardous Waste: D+
- Inland Waterways: D
- Levees: D
- Roads: D
- Schools: D+
- Wastewater: D+
And here's the next thing...Many have been critical of Trump's proposed $1 trillion spending project. A trillion is actually just scratching the surface of the estimated tag to get our infrastructure up to speed nationally. The ACSE's current cost estimate to fix US infrastructure is now...$4.6 trillion!