||Unveiling of Orange County Infrastructure Report Card. Orange County
Supervisor Todd Spitzer to 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.
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
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 to better understand and successfully
address infrastructure challenges.
More information about event registration and the report card is
available at http://ocreportcard.eng.uci.edu.