Arizona Key Facts:
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Water and Environment
- Arizona’s dam safety program has 5.5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 44.9 state regulated dams.
- Arizona has 142 high hazard dams.
- 95% of the state regulated dams in Arizona have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Arizona’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $476,000.
- 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.
- 247 of the 7,835 bridges in Arizona (3.2%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 721 of the 7,835 bridges in Arizona (9.2%) 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.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Arizona motorists $887 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $205 per motorist.
- 52% of Arizona’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
- Arizona has 60,439 public road miles.
- Arizona’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 9,366 per capita, ranking it 35th in the nation.
- Arizona’s gas tax of 19 cents per gallon has not been increased in 22 years.
- Arizona has 90,786 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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