Minot beautifies water treatment plant floodwalls

MINOT, N.D. - Work on the water treatment plant floodwall continues and its newest phase includes beautifying the wall.

The $25 million project started in 2015 and contractors are now beginning to stain the nearly 1,800 linear feet of concrete floodwalls.

It's intended to protect the water that more than 75,000 regional users rely on for reliable drinking water.

Now the walls also include an eye pleasing stain that blends with surrounding buildings and even has anti-graffiti coating.

"We know that it's important that these concrete floodwalls not just be functional but also be aesthetically pleasing, so that the neighborhood and the community can be proud- at least to some extent- of the fact that they have nice looking floodwalls," said Mark Lyman, Project Public Information.

The city encourages residents with questions about the project to visit the City of Minot Facebook page.