Public Works News and Updates
West Fargo Snow Removal Level of Service
It is the expectation that the City keep all roadways sufficiently passable during and following a winter storm.
Each storm is unique and the measures utilized to clear the roads take into consideration air and pavement temperatures, wind characteristics, precipitation rates and types, duration and traffic activity. Availability of equipment, personnel and materials are also key factors that affect the effectiveness of snow and ice control efforts. Consequently, roadways are prioritized with Snow Emergency Routes being given the highest priority.
In order to view the current status of the plows, click on the snow plow(Quick Link) to the right of the screen.
Winter Restrictions and Prohibitions
It is unlawful to deposit any snow upon any City street or public right-of-way.
The property owner is responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their property within 48 hours. If snow and ice are not removed, it may be removed by authorized City personnel and the costs for snow removal, along with an administration fee, will be assessed against the property.
Stranded vehicles or illegally parked vehicles, which are interfering with winter operations, will be impounded.
The following restrictions will be followed if property damage occurs due to the city plow or by the weight of the snow that is thrown:
**Vehicle Damage: Owner must report immediately with police department completing a crash report.
**Property/Sod: The City will level damaged area, replace top soil if needed, seed and hydromulch. The City will not be responsible for private contractors or privately acquired materials.
**Mailboxes: If City equipment hits a mailbox, the City will provide labor and up to $75 in materials.
The City will NOT be responsible for any sprinkler systems, basketball hoops, hockey goals or any other types of displays.
West Fargo Water
West Fargo utilizes wells for its water usage. The water is safe, but may from time-to-time look discolored or have sediment. This is caused when the lines are disturbed causing the rust from pipes and water sediment to mix into the water. If you notice discoloration in your water, run cold water until it returns to its original state. Additionally, because of this, the City of West Fargo flushes the hydrants a couple of times of year to keep the water working at its optimum level. Hydrant Flushing is well advertised through the media and on the website. When the lines are being flushed, we recommend that whites not be washed as the rust may cause the clothing to become stained. However, if this does happen, the Public Works Department or City Hall can provide free bottles of Rust-Co to the homeowner.
Click here to learn more about recycling in North Dakota. The North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association webpage has answers to your recycling questions and keeps you up to date on the latest recycling news and changes statewide.
In addition to the curbside recycling program that is offered in West Fargo, recycling receptacles are located next to the Eagle Run water tower at 40th Ave & the South East Parking lot of the Sanitation building at 117 8th St. Cardboard &plasticcan be dropped off at these locations but cannot be picked up curbside at this time.
Water Softener Settings
Use the following for setting up a home water softener: Hardness 16 grain per gallon and Iron .65 milligrams per liter. Pressure is 55