City of Lincoln to hold open house on plan to tap Missouri River as second water source

Courtesy: City of Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The City of Lincoln is hoping to hear from the public about its plans for securing a second water source.

The Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department will hold an open house on the project.

The open house is set for March 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Southwest High School.

City officials, as well as members of the Mayor’s Water Source Advisory Council, will take questions from the public.

They will also provide more information on the city’s current water system and the proposed project.

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On Feb. 6, city officials announced their plans for a second water source for Lincoln.

The 27-member advisory council spent nine months considering potential sources and found that a pipeline to the Missouri River would be the best option.

The proposed project would be one of the city’s largest undertakings, costing nearly $1.4 billion and taking up to 25 years to complete.

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