Core Area Infrastructure Master Plan

aA 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 will allow the city 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.

Following is a list of project deliverables:

  • Water, sewer, and storm infrastructure inventory and condition entered into our 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.

Project Schedule

  • Project Begin Date: February 2018
  • Project End Date: September 2019
  • Project Completion: 35%

Completed Work

  • City-provided data compilation
  • Sanitary and storm lift site inspections
  • Lift station index spreadsheet
  • Sanitary manhole inspections

Current Work

  • Scope amendment
  • Storm sewer and water model setup
  • Sewer televising review
  • Data collection

Upcoming Work

  • Storm model
  • Water model
  • Data evaluation

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