FD council to consider water system items

Water system business is on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council this evening.

The council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

During that meeting, the council will consider establishing a connection fee for property owners bordering the city’s northwest side who may want to hook up to a city water main.

In 2021, a water main loop was constructed to improve water pressure and flow on the northwest side. That project included constructing a 12-inch diameter water main that runs along U.S. Highway 169 to 180th Street and then east along 180th Street.

The connection fee, based on the size of the property, would be charged when the landowner actually connects to that water main.

In another water-related matter, the council will consider hiring McClure Engineering Co., of Fort Dodge, to prepare a plan for the future of the water system. The company would be paid $425,000 to create the Drinking Water Supply and Treatment Preliminary Engineering Report.

Cargill, which has a plant in the Iowa’s Crossroads of Global Innovation site, would pay much of that cost under an agreement that is also on the council’s agenda.


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