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America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion


Arizona Key Facts:


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  • Arizona’s dam safety program has 6.5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 39 state regulated dams.
  • Arizona has 108 high hazard dams.
  • 89% of the state regulated dams in Arizona have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Arizona’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $899,000.

Drinking Water

  • Arizona has reported $7.4 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Arizona has 9 sites on the National Priorities List.


  • Arizona has approximately 1,293 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.


  • Arizona has reported $5.2 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.


  • There are 79 public-use airports in Arizona.


  • 238 of the 7,862 bridges in Arizona (3%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 721 of the 7,862 bridges in Arizona (9.1%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Arizona received $19.5 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.


  • Arizona has 10 freight railroads covering 1,683 miles across the state, ranking it 36th by mileage.


  • Arizona has 65,262 miles of public roads.
  • Arizona has 7,190 miles of major roads, 7% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Arizona motorists $1.16 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $247.10 per motorist.


  • Arizona has 90.3 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Arizona has reported an unmet need of $377 million for its parks system.


  • Public school districts in Arizona spent a total of $3.8 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Arizona schools have $6.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.


  • Arizona produces 6.941 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 14th.
Source: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure


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