Hoeven Announces $2 Million Grant for Fargo to Improve Sewer System

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $2 million to the City of Fargo to make improvements to the city’s sanitary sewer system. The funds are made available through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and will be used to provide wet weather flow relief and to minimize the risk of sanitary sewer backup into public and private property during periods of high precipitation or runoff.

“This grant will help the City of Fargo to improve its sewer system to help mitigate the impacts of wet weather and to protect people and property from potential flood issues,” Hoeven said. “Updating and improving infrastructure is an important part of our work to provide comprehensive flood protections for Fargo and the surrounding region.”

Senator Hoeven is working toward a four-part, comprehensive flood protection plan for the Red River Valley, including regional flood protection infrastructure, upstream flood protection through rural water management, permanent flood protection for Fargo-Moorhead and affordable flood insurance premiums for homes and businesses.