Recharging Groundwater with SWIFT
Virginia Beach, Virginia
While the nation’s infrastructure earned a C- in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, Virginia faces infrastructure challenges of its own. For example, driving on roads in need of repair in Virginia costs each driver $517 per year, and 4.4% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in Virginia are an estimated $8.1 billion. 356 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $973 million. This deteriorating infrastructure impedes Virginia’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, Virginia, and families can no longer afford.
9 major airports
13,933 bridges, 4.4% of which were structurally deficient in 2019
356 high hazard dams
$8.1 billion total drinking water need over 20 years
869 outages between 2008 and 2017
50 Superfund sites
670 miles of inland waterways
17 miles of levees protects 13,074 residents.
$1,137,447,992 in deferred park maintenance
1 major water port
3,141 miles of rail across the state
14% of roads are in poor condition. Each motorist pays $517 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair
$973 million gap in estimated school capital expenditures.
13,919,917 tons of municipal solid waste
$6.14 average monthly fee
66.7 million passenger trips in 2018
$6.5 billion in wastewater needs
December 07, 2018
On Thursday, December 6, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee for a Study of the Future Interstate Highway System, and the Transportation...
July 17, 2017
While all areas of infrastructure are important to address, with its “D-” grade—the lowest in the Report Card—transit would benefit from a little extra attention....
August 19, 2015
The United States has more than two million miles of paved roads. Maintenance is a continual issue for local and state transportation agencies, but new...