Core Area Infrastructure Master Plan

A master plan is an invaluable tool to ensure investments to our community are systematic, justifiable and prioritized. The objective of this plan is to provide a prioritized list of projects to address defects in our aging infrastructure and ensure it will meet the City of West Fargo’s long-term goals and needs. 

The final document allows the City of West Fargo to pursue methods of funding that don’t exclusively rely on special assessments by providing a well-thought, thorough statement of need and demonstrating unfunded infrastructure costs.

The final plan includes:

  • Water, sewer, and storm infrastructure inventory and condition entered into an asset management system.
  • Water distribution system modeling to determine existing and future need:
    • Calibrate existing model.
    • Identify system inadequacies.
    • Identify improvement alternatives for existing and future conditions.
  • Storm sewer system modeling to address storage need and minimize localized flooding:
    • Sheyenne River model.
    • Downtown redevelopment model.
  • Evaluate and prioritize Infrastructure Improvements:
    • Develop ranking system and matrix.
    • Develop improvement corridors.
  • Cost estimates
  • Financing options
  • Final report

In summary, this plan is a valuable tool for the city to understand the magnitude of the improvements needed and establish a prioritized budget and schedule. This process will allow the city to schedule projects, reduce costs, plan for the future, provide transparency and respond to the needs of residents.

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