VT’s ‘C’ Grade for Infrastructure Shows Little Progress in 5 Years
In its 2019 report card, the Vermont section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the state’s infrastructure a “C” – the same grade it earned in the last report card five years ago. The report was broken down into several areas of infrastructure, with stormwater and wastewater infrastructure both receiving a D+, the lowest grades of the report. Civil engineers identified that the state is facing over a billion dollars in investment gaps over the next 20 years for stormwater alone.
The ASCE gave the country’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+, which is defined as “poor and at risk (for failure)”. They estimate that raising this score to a B, which is considered adequate, would require a two trillion dollar investment.
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