Hoeven Announces $6.25 Million in FY2020 Army Corps Work Plan for Water Infrastructure Projects in North Dakota
Senator Worked to Fund Corps Water Infrastructure Program for Small and Rural Communities
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 work plan includes $6.25 million for water infrastructure projects in North Dakota. The funds are made available under the Corps’ environmental infrastructure program for small and rural communities. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to fund this Corps account in annual appropriations bills to ensure it can benefit the state’s communities. This year’s funding will support the completion of an updated sanitary sewer system in Kindred and similar projects around North Dakota.
“Updated and reliable water, storm and sanitary sewer systems are an essential part of protecting residents’ health and property,” said Hoeven. “Communities like Kindred are working with systems that have operated well beyond their intended lifespan, and the cities are often unable to bear the tremendous cost of building a replacement on their own. That’s why we fund this Army Corps program each year, investing in our communities’ quality of life and maintaining their ability to meet the needs of local families and businesses.”
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