Eligible MR&I Projects
Water supply projects and associated costs are eligible for financial assistance from program funds. Many aspects of the design and construction of water supply projects can be funded, including:
- New ground water wells including mechanical and electrical components.
- Pipelines from water sources to public water systems and principal supply works for systems.
- Booster pumping plants for supply lines.
- Intake works and pumping plants for new surface water sources.
- New or enlarged storage facilities.
- New rural water systems or enlargements or expansions of existing rural water systems.
- New regional water systems or enlargements or extensions of existing regional water systems.
- New water treatment plants.
- Modifications to and upgrades of existing water treatment plants.
Program funds may be used for engineering and legal costs, costs incurred in conducting environmental reviews or cultural resources investigations, right-of-way costs, excluding the purchase of easements, and costs associated with the planning, design, and construction of eligible projects listed. Program funds are not available for costs associated with operation, maintenance, and replacement of water supply or treatment systems or with the preparation of preliminary engineering reports.
How to Apply for MR&I Funding
An applicant must submit an application for program funds to the DWR. A copy must also be sent to the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District.
North Dakota Department of Water Resources
900 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 770
Bismarck, ND 58505-0850
Garrison Diversion Conservancy District Headquarters
P.O. Box 140
Carrington, ND 58421
The application must include the following:
- Information explaining the need for the proposal, including its objectives and benefits.
- The area to be served by the project.
- A preliminary engineering report.
- The approximate cost of the project.
- The amount of funding sought from program funds and the amount the applicant intends to contribute to carry out the project.
- The results of the efforts made to secure funds from sources other than the MR&I program.
- The current rate schedule for the water supply and treatment systems.
- Other information the applicant believes pertinent or that the Chief Engineer requests.
For more information on the Municipal, Rural & Industrial Water Supply Program, please contact Jeff Mattern, P.E., MR&I Program Manager (701) 328-4952 or e-mail.