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The CSO Program is designed to improve the water quality in our local rivers and streams.
Today, approximately 52 times each year, raw sewage mixed with stormwater flows into the Missouri River and the Papillion Creek. Through the CSO Program, we will reduce that number.
Sen. Deb Fischer said Wednesday she is pushing for sufficient flexibility in the emerging Trump administration infrastructure development plan to open the way for funding support for Omaha's hugely expansive sewer separation project along with expansion of broadband internet service in rural Nebraska. (More...)Aug. 23, 2017 – Lincoln Journal Star
Workers extracted a massive tunnel-boring machine Friday that had gotten stuck while digging a path for sewer pipe 80 feet underground in downtown Omaha.
Workers exhaled as a heavy-duty crane hoised the machine's 70,000-pound cutting head up through the deep shaft they had built to bring it out.
The extraction ended a 14-month delay for the tunnel, safely solving a serios of engineering problems and (More...)Aug. 18, 2017 – Omaha World-Herald
In December 2015, construction workers began digging the 3,500 foot tunnel, starting near 6th and Leavenworth and working toward the northeast corner of Heartland of America park, but work came to a halt last May, when a tunnel boring machine got stuck underground. Workers built a new shaft in order to reach the trapped drill and brounht in a bigger and better tunnel machine, starting work from the opposite direction, and today nearly finishing the 900 feet the old machine couldn't. (More...)Aug. 6, 2017 — KETV News
A Party in the Park on Friday maked a new earth-themed play area at Hanscom Park, with rubber and sand surfaces, an enclosed playhouse, footbridges, a special "tots" area and a miniature trolley. (More...)Aug. 5, 2017 — Omaha World-Herald
On June 12, 2017, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit modification to the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit that covers the City’s combined sewer system. This modification was at the City’s request to change compliance dates to the CSO Long Term Control Plan schedule included in the permit. Approval was obtained in less time than it normally takes the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to make similar modifications. This is a recent example of how the City’s trusted working relationships with Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality have benefited the City. (Read more.)