City recognizes partners in funding for southwest sewer line
Posted on 8/23/2012
Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman today thanked the North Dakota Congressional Delegation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for critical funding that will bring stability to existing sanitary sewer infrastructure and room for growth in southwest Minot.
"The $1.95 million in funding through the Corps of Engineers Section 594 program means that residents in the southwest part of the City will have more reliable sewer systems and this also gives developers a chance to build additional housing units for flood survivors," said Zimbelman. "We are very grateful that our Congressional Delegation and the Corps saw the urgent need for this funding and pushed for it earlier this year."
At this morning's press conference the Mayor and city staff, along with the Commander of the St. Paul District of the COE Col. Michael Price, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven and North Dakota Congressman Rick Berg, addressed the details behind the $2.6 million upgrade and expansion of a major sanitary sewer line in Minot.
The improvements to the sewer line will take place in First Larsen Coulee, just south and west of the Wal-Mart complex. This portion of the project will measure 1.55 miles long and consist of 24-inch "trunk" sewer line. This new sanitary sewer line, combined with other sewer improvements, will provide "trunk" infrastructure for approximately 2,700 acres of new and existing development in southwest Minot.
The COE Section 594 funding will be combined with a $650,000 grant from the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands. The City anticipates bidding out this phase of sanitary sewer expansion/improvement late this fall, with work possibly starting before winter and finishing in 2013.