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New Hampshire

2011 Report Card GPA:
C

NH 2011 Report Card for New Hampshire's Infrastructure

One does not have to look far to see that New Hampshire’s infrastructure directly affects your life – the roads you drive, the airlines and rail you travel, the water you drink, the lights you turn on in your home or office, a clean environment, or the schools your children attend. Civil engineers are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining our infrastructure networks. They have the task of assuring that we live our lives with few if any inconveniences.

Read about New Hampshire's Infrastructure here.

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New Hampshire Infrastructure Grades

2011 Report Card GPA:
C
Aviation
C+
Bridges
C
Dams
C-
Drinking Water
C-
Energy
B-
Hazardous Waste
C
Inland Waterways
D+
Rail
C-
Roads
C-
Schools
C-
Solid Waste
C
Transit
C-
Wastewater
C-

A: Exceptional, B: Good, C: Mediocre, D: Poor, F: Failing, ?: Incomplete

Each category was evaluated on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation

Key Facts About New Hampshire Infrastructure

Aviation

15 public-use airports

Bridges

355 of the 2,438 bridges are structurally deficient

Bridges

$21.30 million in bridge funds came from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in 2011

Dams

96% of the state regulated dams have an Emergency Action Plan

Dams

139 high hazard dams

Drinking Water

$847 million in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

Energy

2.71 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 32nd

Hazardous Waste

20 sites on the National Priorities List

Inland Waterways

10 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 39th nationally

Levees

4 miles of levees

Ports

2.4 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 39th nationally

Public Parks

$103.3 million of unmet needs for its parks system

Rail

9 freight railroads covering 426 miles across the state, ranking 46th nationally by mileage

Roads

1,811 of the state’s 16,105 public roads are major roads, and 17% are in poor condition

Roads

$430.0 million a year in costs to motorists from driving on roads in need of repair, which is $404 /yr per motorist

Schools

$685.0 million in estimated school infrastructure funding needs

Transit

2.4 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems including bus, transit, and commuter trains

Wastewater

$1.2 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years

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