infrastructure http://kmuw.org en Kansas Needs $4 Billion In Drinking Water Infrastructure Upgrades http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-needs-4-billion-drinking-water-infrastructure-upgrades <p>A new EPA report to Congress says the nation's drinking water infrastructure will need $384 billion dollars worth of improvements over the next 20 years, including more than $4 billion in Kansas.<br><br>William Carr manages the revolving loan fund that finances drinking water projects in Kansas. He says most of the projects on the list are for transmission and distribution, especially the underground pipes that carry water to homes and businesses.<br> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:30:21 +0000 Bryan Thompson 18489 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Gets C- For Infrastructure http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-gets-c-infrastructure <p>Civil engineers have given Kansas' infrastructure an overall C-minus grade.<br><br>The regional chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers released their report card Wednesday.<br><br>It's an evaluation of the state's aviation, bridges, roads, dams, drinking water, energy, levees, railroads and schools.<br><br>The engineers found the most faults with the state's bridges and dams, rating them a D-minus. They say Kansas has nearly 3,000 structurally deficient bridges.<br><br>They awarded the highest grades for the state's roads and schools; both got a C-plus.<br> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:47:09 +0000 Associated Press 17627 at http://kmuw.org