Lincoln residents invited to open house on second water source

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Residents of Lincoln are invited to an open house on Dec. 1 to ask questions about securing Lincoln’s second water supply.

The open house will be hosted by Lincoln’s Transportation and Utilities Department and the Mayor’s Water Source Advisory Council.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St.

City staff will answer questions on recent efforts to secure a second water source for Lincoln.

Lincoln’s water currently comes from the Platte River wellfield.  Projections indicate that the city has an adequate water supply for at least the next 25 years.

A second source would ensure that Lincoln has sufficient water for future growth and prosperity.  It will also allow for additional resilience against severe weather.

Citizens can ask questions about Lincoln Water System’s history, current water data, planning efforts, options for a second water source and more.

The City and Mayor’s Water Source Advisory Council is made up of 27 stakeholders representing water experts and community and business leaders.

The group is helping come up with solutions and navigate design, construction, financial and legal options.

The analysis is scheduled to be completed in early 2023.

For more information on the project, visit lincoln.ne.gov/SecondWaterSource.

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