Startup Uses Drone for Cleaning Water, Collecting Data
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Delaware faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Delaware costs each driver $456 per year, and 3.2% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Delaware are an estimated $806 million. 63 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $102 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Delaware’s ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. Success in a 21st-century economy requires serious, sustained leadership on infrastructure investment at all levels of government. Delaying these investments only escalates the cost and risks of an aging infrastructure system, an option that the country, Delaware, and families can no longer afford.
2 major airports
$806 million total drinking water need
5.2 million passenger trips in 1 system in 2021
875 bridges, 1.9% of which were structurally deficient in 2021
26 Superfund sites
$206 million total wastewater need
57 high hazard dams
9 miles of levees protect 170 residents
35% of roads are in poor or fair condition
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