On Tuesday, March 19, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their quadrennial Report Card on America’s Infrastructure. The report depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card by assigning letter grades to each type of infrastructure. The report addressed 16 categories with grades ranging from a high of B- for solid waste to a low of D- for inland waterways and levees.
In this year’s Report Card, ASCE included success stories along with the standard grades. Highlighted in the solid waste category was the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s (DSWA) Cherry Island Landfill Vertical Expansion Project. The story highlights DSWA’s engineering staff and their innovative solution to limited landfill capacity. The plan added an additional 20.7 million yards of capacity and a cost effective 19 years of added disposal life.
If you are interested in more information on the ASCE 2013 Report Card, you can download the full report card app, which is available for both the app store and google play store by clicking here.
For more information on DSWA, its facilities or programs please call the Citizens’ Response Line at 1-800-404-7080 or visit www.dswa.com