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

Delaware

Delaware Key Facts:

Dams

  • Delaware’s dam safety program has 1 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 48 state regulated dams.
  • Delaware has 44 high hazard dams.
  • 18% of the state regulated dams in Delaware have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Delaware’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $516,500.

Drinking Water

  • Delaware has reported $283 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Delaware has 13 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Delaware has approximately 12 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Delaware has reported $222 million in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 11 public-use airports in Delaware.

Bridges

  • 56 of the 864 bridges in Delaware (6.5%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 121 of the 864 bridges in Delaware (14%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Delaware received $10.7 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Delaware has 100 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 34th in the nation.

Ports

  • Delaware’s ports handled 15.8 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 31st in the nation.

Rail

  • Delaware has 6 freight railroads covering 227 miles across the state, ranking it 48th by mileage.

Roads

  • Delaware has 6,377 miles of public roads.
  • Delaware has 715 miles of major roads, 16% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Delaware motorists $274 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $380.78 per motorist.

Transit

  • Delaware has 10.1 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Delaware has reported an unmet need of $15.5 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Delaware spent a total of $857 million on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Delaware schools have $530 million in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Delaware produces .138 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 50th.
 
Source: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

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