Type: Aging Water System

Sheyenne Street Downtown Improvements

Challenge The City Commission of West Fargo is making a conscious effort to revive and revitalize the downtown area from Main Avenue to 7th Avenue to become a cultural hub for entertainment and enhance the economic vitality of the area. Additionally, a Core Area Infrastructure Master Plan Study identified the asbestos cement water distribution system … Read More

Oakes, ND – Water Tower Improvements & Addition

Challenge: The City of Oakes’ water storage system consisted of two separate towers, one from the 1920s and another from 1981. Both towers were deteriorated, capacity was inadequate, the city experienced operational problems due to water tower elevations and the towers were in need of lead paint removal, coating replacement and major improvements. Solution: One … Read More

Arthur, ND – Water Main Replacement

Challenge The City of Arthur had a water main that was near the end of its useful life and in need of replacement.  The existing water main was asbestos cement pipe, which is brittle and can break easily in the Red River Valley soils during freeze-thaw cycles.  The city also had numerous gate valves and … Read More

LaMoure, ND – Sewer and Water Improvements

Challenge LaMoure, ND had issues with sewer mains that were installed in the 1930s as a combined sanitary sewer and storm sewer. A small portion of the existing sanitary sewer mains were largely oversized as 18-inch and 24-inch vitrified clay pipe (VCP) sewer mains. The sanitary sewer mains were near the end of their useful … Read More

Finley, ND – Industrial Park Sewer & Water Extension

Challenge: A new elevator and fertilizer plant in the City of Finley was in need of sewer and water to run its business. In addition, the project would need to include ditching, driveways and an asphalt road for access to nearby businesses. Aside from the required services, the City of Finley needed to line up … Read More

Hector, MN – Wastewater Treatment Plant

Challenge: Hector’s original wastewater facility was constructed in 1967. In 1993, the facility was expanded to include preliminary treatment, conventional activated sludge biological treatment, final clarification and chlorine disinfection. Most of the equipment in the current wastewater treatment plant hadn’t been updated since the 1993 plant expansion. The facility’s current preliminary treatment equipment (screening and … Read More

Finley, ND – Water Tower Replacement

Challenge Finley’s water tower was installed before 1943 and had been in use for over 70 years. Over those seven decades, water tower safety standards changed considerably and the existing tower was no longer meeting those standards. The tower was also giving the city issues with increasingly frequent costly repairs and they were unable to … Read More

Sheyenne, ND – Water Tower Stand Pipe Replacement

Challenge The City of Sheyenne was having issues with its water tower stand pipe transporting water into the water tower. The existing stand pipe had begun to erode and the interior insulation had begun to fall down the stand pipe, causing the stand pipe to freeze during our frigid North Dakota winters. Solution The City … Read More

Napoleon, ND – Storm sewer, sanitary sewer & water main replacement

Challenge The City of Napoleon had an aged sanitary sewer system. The vitrified clay pipe system was installed from 1949 to 1973. The system was leaking and there were infiltration and inflow issues. As a result, the sanitary lift station was running both pumps around the clock. The cast iron water main had been installed … Read More

Ulen, MN – Water treatment plant

Challenge Ulen needed to get the arsenic out of its water. Wells supplying the city’s water had high concentrations of the chemical-more than twice the treatment standard of less than 10 parts per billion. Plus, the city was experiencing too many water main breaks, and its aging infrastructure needed replacing. The solution, however, had to … Read More