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Georgia infrastructure gets a "C"

The Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2009 Georgia Infrastructure Report Card and Georgia has received a grade of C.

Twelve infrastructure areas were graded: waste water, storm water, drinking water, energy, dams, school facilities, transit, bridges, airports, roads, solid waste and parks.

Georgia Section President Tim Bricker said that Georgia's infrastructure "has shown very little improvement" since the last report card five years ago.

"If we delay action and fail to address the state's infrastructure needs," he said, "we are going to experience a significant degradation of our quality of life."

Getting the highest grade of B+ was Georgia's airports while the lowest score of D went to dams and parks.

To find out more, visit www.ascega.org.

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