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Media Advisory

Does Orange County's infrastructure rate an 'A' or 'F'?
 
EVENT:

Unveiling of the Orange County Infrastructure Report Card, the result of a study led by UC Irvine Civil and Environmental Engineering Affiliates. Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer will reveal grades for eight areas essential to the county's socioeconomic prosperity: airports, schools, parks and recreation, water, flood control and urban runoff, wastewater and solid waste.

DATE: Thursday, October 10, 2002
TIME: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, located across from the UCI campus.
 
BACKGROUND:

In 2001, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) prepared a National Infrastructure Report Card that assigned grades by area (roads, bridges, transit, aviation, schools, drinking water, wastewater, dams, solid waste, hazardous waste, navigable waterways and energy), just as a school report card assigns grades by subject. The grades were shockingly low and attracted attention to the nation's neglected infrastructure.

In May 2002, the Orange County Report Card study was launched under the leadership of the UCI Civil and Environmental Engineering Affiliates and with the support of groups like the Orange County branch of ASCE, American Public Works Association, California Rebuild America Coalition and Orange County Business Council. The aim of the study is to help Orange Countians better understand and successfully address infrastructure challenges.

Related Links

http://ocreportcard.eng.uci.edu

Media Contact

Nicole Knight
(949) 824-3088
nknight@uci.edu

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