PROVIDENCE, RI. — The Rhode Island Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will unveil its 2020 Report Card for Rhode Island’s Infrastructure tomorrow, June 24, 2020 through a virtual news conference. The report analyzes seven infrastructure categories pertinent to Rhode Island: bridges, drinking water, energy, ports, rail, roads, and wastewater. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing risks of holding large gatherings, ASCE is holding the event reveal virtually. ASCE holds paramount the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Rhode Island’s economy and the well-being of its citizens rely on the strength of the state’s infrastructure systems. With its energy grid powering homes through harsh winters, rail networks connecting workers and tourists throughout the Northeast region, and wastewater treatment plants protecting the state’s natural water resources, Rhode Island’s infrastructure must be a top priority. The Ocean State is a national leader in the renewable energy sector and has proven consistency with maintaining many of its systems, but severe weather variability and some of the oldest systems in the nation puts Rhode Island’s infrastructure at future risk. This report will help citizens and decision-makers understand how Rhode Island’s infrastructure is faring and what can be done to modernize its systems.

WHAT: News Conference on the 2020 Report Card for Rhode Island’s Infrastructure

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: ASCE Rhode Island Website:


WHO:   American Society of Civil Engineers

Mayor James Diossa, Mayor of Central Falls, RI

Chad Morrison, P.E., President-Elect, ASCE Rhode Island Section

Nazifa Sarawat, E.I.T.., Chair, 2020 Report Card for Rhode Island’s Infrastructure

Media interested in calling in or covering the report should contact Kevin Longley at (202) 701-8768 or