How will Omaha pay for $1.6 billion in sewer separation?
June 29, 2009
Omaha faces a massive bill -- estimated at over a billion and a half dollars
over the coming decades -- to pay for separating its stormwater sewers from its sanitary sewers. The cost of the project is huge, and at such a size, finding the best funding opportunities could save the city additional millions over the long term. The city is now looking at whether to use bonds subsidized by the Federal government
, issued as part of the economic-stimulus package, to help pay for the project. The city's sewer system has an average of 58 overflows a year
, and the separation project is intended to reduce that number to four.
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last revised June 2009