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Minot gets flood protection grant to protect water treatment plant

MINOT, N.D. -- Minot has received a $3.1 million grant to protect its water treatment plant in case the nearby Mouse River floods again. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security tha...

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MINOT, N.D. -- Minot has received a $3.1 million grant to protect its water treatment plant in case the nearby Mouse River floods again.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security that oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the  FEMA funds will be used to support construction of a floodwall and to update current infrastructure.

Hoeven said the project will allow the city to maintain the plant’s ability to provide potable water to residents during high water events.

“Since the flood of 2011, we have worked hard to ensure that the City of Minot receives the support it needs to rebuild and also to protect itself against future flooding,” Hoeven said.

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