USDA funding allowed for significant repairs of the major infrastructure deficiencies identified within the city.
Wastewater System Rehabilitation
City of Northrop, Minnesota
The City of Northrop needed to evaluate their rehabilitation options and pursue funding opportunities for a comprehensive wastewater system rehabilitation. The system, originally constructed in the 1950s, was in need of significant repairs. Identified deficiencies included high inflow and infiltration, deteriorated pipe conditions, aged and deficient lift station facilities, inadequate flow and pumping capacity for wet weather flows, and a pond system suffering from significant seepage.
Bolton & Menk proposed dredging and rehabilitating existing ponds with a new synthetic liner, CIPP lining of the collection system including pipe and manhole repairs, replacement of the existing dry pit lift station, and upgrades to the existing submersible lift station. Bolton & Menk completed the Preliminary Engineering Report and Environmental Report required for USDA funding. Funding for the $4.3 million improvement project included nearly $3.24 million in grant funding from USDA Rural Development and Minnesota PFA funding.