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Omaha District seeks public comment on the sanitary sewer and water main system improvement project, in Wilton, North Dakota

Published May 12, 2020

Wilton, N.D. – A proposal to improve the sanitary sewer and water main system for Wilton, North Dakota, is currently available for public comment through June 10, 2020.

The proposed project would include replacing the water main and its associated structures on Minnesota Avenue, 7th Street, and portions of Dakota Avenue, Burleigh Avenue, Bismarck Avenue, and Railroad Street. The sewer main at 7th Street, Minnesota Avenue, portions of Railroad Street, Burleigh Avenue, Dakota Avenue, Bismarck Avenue, and Whitman Avenue would also be replaced.

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the draft environmental assessment which can be downloaded at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/. Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Chris Weber, Wilton EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than June 10, 2020.

BACKGROUND: The purpose of the project is to update aging infrastructure in order to provide reliable water and sanitary service for the residents of Wilton, North Dakota. The current sanitary sewer and water main systems were built in the early 1920s with several updates occurring throughout the years; however, the system still contains many components that are outdated and improperly functioning which leads to water main breaks along Minnesota Avenue and other areas around the city.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding for this project is authorized under Section 594 of the 1999 Water Resources Development Act, as amended. This authority allows the Corps to provide assistance to North Dakota public entities in the form of design, construction, and reconstruction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects including wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply and related facilities, environmental restoration, and surface water resource protection and development. Design and construction assistance is provided only for projects that are owned by public entities and project costs are shared 75% federal contribution and 25% non-federal contribution.

Omaha District Public Affairs

Release no. 20-053