The American Society of Civil Engineers Kentucky Section released an Infrastructure Report Card this week that gives Kentucky an overall grade of C- across 10 categories ranging from roads (D+) and bridges (C-) to wastewater (C-).
The C- wastewater grade confirms what Sanitation District No. 1 and other agencies across the state have long been saying – aging infrastructure has become an issue that must be addressed in Northern Kentucky and across the Commonwealth.
The report card uses a number of grading criteria to determine the condition of Kentucky’s infrastructure, including capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resiliency and innovation. The C- grade means that Kentucky’s wastewater infrastructure is “in fair to good condition” but “shows signs of general deterioration and requires attention.”