Top Three Infrastructure Concerns:

  1. Drinking Water
  2. Wastewater
  3. Roads

Key Infrastructure Facts

  • 23% of Wyoming’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
  • There are 79 high hazard dams in Wyoming. A high hazard dam is defined as a dam whose failure would cause a loss of life and significant property damage.
  • 53% of high hazard dams in Wyoming have no Emergency Action Plan (EAP). An EAP is a predetermined plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam break or excessive spillway.
  • Wyoming’s drinking water infrastructure needs an investment of $298 million over the next 20 years.
  • Wyoming ranked 46th in the quantity of hazardous waste produced and 48th in the total number of hazardous waste producers.
  • Wyoming reported an unmet need of $1 million for its state public outdoor recreation facilities and parkland acquisition.
  • 18% of Wyoming’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition
  • Vehicle travel on Ohio's highways increased 61% from 1990 to 2007.
  • Wyoming has $188 million in wastewater infrastructure needs.


*Survey of the state’s ASCE members conducted in September 2008

Deficient Bridge Report, Federal Highway Administration, 2008.
National Inventory of Dams, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2008.
Drinking Water Needs Survey and Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency, 2003.
National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report, Environmental Protection Agency, 2007.
2007 Annual Report, Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program, National Park Service.
TRIP Fact Sheet, March 2009.
Clean Water Needs Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, 2004.