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


Utah Key Facts:

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Key Facts from the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure


  • Utah’s dam safety program has 6.5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 104 state regulated dams.
  • Utah has 201 high hazard dams.
  • 100% of the state regulated high hazard dams in Utah have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Utah’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $748,300.

Drinking Water

  • Utah has reported $3.7 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Utah has 15 sites on the National Priorities List.


  • Utah has approximately 72 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.


  • Utah has reported $2.9 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.


  • There are 46 public-use airports in Utah.


  • 117 of the 2,974 bridges in Utah (3.9%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 320 of the 2,974 bridges in Utah (10.8%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Utah received $10.7 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.


  • Utah has 8 freight railroads covering 1,356 miles across the state, ranking it 38th by mileage.


  • Utah has 45,891 miles of public roads.
  • Utah has 4,692 miles of major roads, 4% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Utah motorists $527 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $294.79 per motorist.


  • Utah has 43 million  annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Utah has reported an unmet need of $356 million for its parks system.


  • Public school districts in Utah spent a total of $1.9 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Utah schools have $3.1 billion in infrastructure funding needs.


  • Utah produces 1.476 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 43rd.
Source: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure


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