A 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 allows the City of West Fargo 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.
The final plan includes:
Water, sewer, and storm infrastructure inventory and condition entered into an 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.
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.