U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted North Dakota $3,564,967 to fund a resiliency project to protect the drinking water source for City of Fargo, West Fargo, and the surrounding rural Cass County.

The funding will be used to finance the project entitled “North Dakota Resilient Infrastructure Project - Fargo Pump Station Flood Mitigation.” The project includes construction of a short section of floodwall to extend flood protection for the Water Treatment Plant and surrounding community. The project will raise and extend the operating floor above the 500 year floodplain and relocate electrical equipment to the dry side of the new floodwall. The City intends to add capacity to further protect the communities' fresh water supply.