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While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, South Carolina faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in South Carolina costs each driver $564 per year, and 8.4% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in South Carolina are an estimated $6.1 billion. 359 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $90 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes South Carolina’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, South Carolina, and families can no longer afford.
8 major airports
9,419 bridges, 8.4% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
359 high hazard dams
$6.1 billion total drinking water need over 20 years
439 outages between 2008 and 2017
37 Superfund sites
480 miles of inland waterways
18 miles of levees.
$26,231,473 in deferred park maintenance
1 major water port
2,278 miles of rail across the state
18% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $564 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$90 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
4,552,099 tons of municipal solid waste
$5.30 average monthly fee
11 million passenger trips in 2018
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