Agreement Reached on FM Area Diversion Project

The FM Area Diversion Authority and the City of Horace have approved a partnership to mitigate the impact of activities associated with the Diversion Project within and adjacent to the city.

Earlier this month, the Diversion Authority offered a cost-share agreement to the city for appropriate infrastructure projects, which could include assistance for the regionalization of water and wastewater services.

The agreement provides Horace with funds of up to $5 million dollars for infrastructure. The FM Area Diversion Authority unanimously approved the agreement August 22 and the City of Horace unanimously approved it August 27.

The agreement also includes provisions for cooperation regarding the Public-Private Partnership (P3) that is anticipated to construct and maintain the 30-mile Diversion Channel that runs adjacent to the City of Horace.

The City of Horace also recently sent a letter to the City of Fargo requesting water and wastewater service.

The City of Fargo has recently completed a study of water and wastewater infrastructure needs in the southwest metro area, including areas adjacent to the City of Horace.

The City of Fargo has further committed to work collaboratively with the City of Horace to incorporate its needs into the infrastructure study.

 

Photo: Image source: FM Area Diversion Authority

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