Vote YES For Sewers

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Vote YES For Sewers 2018-04-09T09:51:31+00:00

Improving Omaha’s Environment

Responsibility for the City’s environmental systems resides with the Public Works Department. Specifically, the Environmental Services Division oversees the storm sewer system, the wastewater collection system and pumping facilities, the wastewater treatment facilities, the solid waste collection and disposal facilities, and the maintenance and operation of the Missouri River floodwall and levee system.

The City’s Sanitary Interceptor Sewer Master Plan for the Papillion Creek Watershed was updated in 2015. The plan is based on an evaluation of land use trends for residential, commercial, and industrial land consumption on the sewer system. Interceptor sewer improvement projects, programming and financing involving the Papillion Creek Watershed are evaluated in both inner-suburban and developing suburban areas based on the current fifty- year population projections. The plan includes a schedule for construction of interceptor extensions and purchase of existing interceptor lines owned by Sanitary and Improvements Districts (SIDs). The updated Sewer Plan includes a new growth boundary and identification of sewer needs to serve new development.

Vote YES for this bond on the ballot May 15:

SHALL THE CITY OF OMAHA BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE AND SELL GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF ELEVEN MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($11,475,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING, RECONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING, EXTENDING AND EQUIPPING OF STORM SEWERS, SANITARY SEWERS, INTERCEPTOR SEWERS, COMBINED SEWERS, RELIEF SEWERS, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF, OR ANY OTHER RELATED SEWER CONSTRUCTION. THE APPROXIMATE COST TO THE TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF OMAHA IF THIS PROPOSAL IS APPROVED TO BE ELEVEN MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($11,475,000) PLUS INTEREST PAYABLE ON SAID BONDS TO BE PAID FROM THE FUND FOR PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS ON THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY OF OMAHA AS PROPOSED IN THE NOTICE OF ELECTION WHICH ALSO PROVIDES THAT THE APPROVAL OF THIS BOND ISSUE WILL NOT INCUR ANY INCREASES IN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY RATE OF THE CITY OF OMAHA.

For a list of projects that may be funded by these bonds, visit the City of Omaha Planning Department’s Capital Improvement Program website.