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

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Key Facts:

Dams

  • Wisconsin’s dam safety program has 6.25 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 152 state regulated dams.
  • Wisconsin has 188 high hazard dams.
  • 70% of the state regulated high hazard dams in Wisconsin have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Wisconsin’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $752,000.

Drinking Water

  • Wisconsin has reported $7.1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • Wisconsin has 38 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • Wisconsin has approximately 134 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • Wisconsin has reported $6.4 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Aviation

  • There are 133 public-use airports in Wisconsin.

Bridges

  • 1,198 of the 14,088 bridges in Wisconsin (8.5%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 772 of the 14,088 bridges in Wisconsin (5.5%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • Wisconsin received $18.3 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • Wisconsin has 230 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 29th in the nation.

Ports

  • Wisconsin’s ports handled 31.6 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 24th in the nation.

Rail

  • Wisconsin has 8 freight railroads covering 3,387 miles across the state, ranking it 14th by mileage.

Roads

  • Wisconsin has 11,095 miles of public roads.
  • Wisconsin has 13,539 miles of major roads, 21% of which are in poor condition.
  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs Wisconsin motorists $2 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $502.10 per motorist.

Transit

  • Wisconsin has 73.6 million  annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Parks and Recreation

  • Wisconsin has reported an unmet need of $53.2 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in Wisconsin spent a total of $1.5 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that Wisconsin schools have $4.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • Wisconsin produces 4.586 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 27th.
Source: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

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