Arizona Key Facts:
Arizona’s Key Facts from the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
- 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.
- Arizona has reported $7.4 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- 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.
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