The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., recently released a report on the issues we will face and how the future looks for infrastructure for the U.S. and globally. After reading through the report, I saw a few eye-opening figures that I believe more people should understand.
This report hits on many topics from an outline of needs, the future of sustainable infrastructure, new policies some cities and states are already implementing and goals for 2040. Aside from reporting on water and wastewater, this document also includes information on transportation and energy. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently reported the U.S. overall grade on infrastructure is a D+. Just to get that grade to a B we would need to spend about $3.6 trillion by 2020.
There are many reasons to show why we need to look at infrastructure improvements. Not only do we have to think of our future five years down the road, but we should be planning for the next 50 years. Take the time to read through these reports for its valuable information.
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