Mott, North Dakota, secures $2.85 million for water and sewer system updates

(UI) – Senator John Hoeven has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 work plan includes $2.85 million for Mott, North Dakota, to update its sewer and water system.

The city will use the funds to replace vitrified clay-tile pipe (VCP) and asbestos cement pipe (ACP) sewer mains that were installed between the 1920s and 1960s and are beyond their operational life. As a result, the sewer system is being impacted by water infiltration, erosion, sediment buildup and other issues that create blockages and cavities, which also result in damage to overlaying roadways.

The award will better enable the city to secure financing to cover the remainder of the phase 1 project costs. The approximately $3.8 million phase will address deteriorated sewer infrastructure in Mott’s core downtown areas, which are some of the oldest parts of the system. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations, Hoeven worked to:

  • Include funding in the annual appropriations bill for the Corps to construct projects under the environmental infrastructure account, under which today’s award was provided.
    • Hoeven has previously supported funding for this account, allowing the Corps to construct upgrades to rural water and sewer systems in communities like Kindred, LaMoure, Petersburg and Medina.

“This award will help make needed upgrades to critical infrastructure in Mott, ultimately resulting in lower operating costs and fewer repairs needed in the long-term, while supporting the safety and well-being of the community,” said Hoeven. “This will not only benefit the residents of Mott, but the surrounding communities and rural areas that rely on the public services this community provides.”

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