Hoeven Joins Minot Community to Mark Completion of $30 Million Water Treatment Plant Flood Protection Project

Senator Secured $22.5 Million in Federal Funding to Complete the Project

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today joined city and state officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the $30 million flood protection project to protect the City of Minot’s Water Treatment Plant. The senator secured 75 percent of the total cost in federal funding to complete the project.

“We worked hard to secure $22.5 million in federal funding for this project to protect the water treatment plant and ensure that the Minot community will have access to a clean water supply during high water events,” said Hoeven. “This is an important part of our efforts to protect the Minot community from flooding and continue working to advance comprehensive flood protections."

As chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Committee from 2015-2016, Hoeven oversaw the budget for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and worked to secure funding for the project through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The project included construction of a floodwall and upgrades to infrastructure to protect the plant from flooding of the Mouse River and ensure the plant’s ability to provide potable water to residents during high water events. 

Through his role on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked extensively to ensure the grant funding for the City of Minot was authorized and appropriated. Senator Hoeven is also working through his role on the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee to advance Minot’s flood protection project. In July, the committee approved the Fiscal Year 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which provides $400,000 for the Army Corps of Engineers feasibility study in the Souris River Basin, a vital step in advancing the first four phases of the flood protection project.