U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she successfully secured funding in the Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2019 work plan for critical water projects in North Dakota, including $35 million for the Fargo-Moorehead diversion project and $3 million for sewer infrastructure improvements in Kindred.

The work plan announced today includes funding Heitkamp requested to move the FM Diversion forward after changes were made to the plan by a joint task force between North Dakota and Minnesota. Heitkamp successfully secured $35 million for the project in the Army Corps’ 2018 work plan.

The work plan also includes funding Heitkamp requested to improve wastewater infrastructure in Kindred to prevent overflows during wet weather periods and serve the city’s growing population well into the future.

“Maintaining and improving our water infrastructure and advancing flood protection projects is essential to strong rural communities and the economic security of North Dakota,” Heitkamp said. “That’s why I’ve consistently fought for the federal government to help our communities fund critical projects like the FM Diversion. This funding will help rural communities handle growing populations and the expansion of businesses that rely on reliable water infrastructure.”