CSO LTCP Update Approved with Efficiencies, New Path Forward
The 2021 Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), submitted in March 2021, was approved by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) on August 11, 2021, with no revisions required.
This video illustrates construction at the John Creighton Boulevard & Miami / Adams Park Project from September 2014 to June 2016.
Omaha uses other green infrastructure to reduce stress on its storm sewers, including a structure resembling a beaver dam, which collects water during heavy rain events.
CSO Projects Funded by NET, Part 1
Despite being a mandated program, CSO projects explored numerous methods to create rain gardens, bioswales and other solutions to improve how wastewater is handled.
CSO Projects Funded by NET, Part 2
By implementing various ecological solutions, Omaha can keep stormwater in more natural ecosystems rather than forcing it into wastewater treatment plants.
Fontenelle Park Construction
Drone footage courtesy of Black & Veatch – Aug. 2017
Fontenelle Park Construction
Drone footage courtesy of Black & Veatch – Apr. 2017
This two-minute animation, suggested for kids 10 and older, explains what green infrastructure is, where it can be seen in our community, and how it contributes to the CSO Program's goal of reducing bacteria in our rivers and streams.
Esta animación de dos minutos, sugerida para niños mayores de 10 años, explica qué es la infraestructura verde, dónde se puede ver en nuestra comunidad y cómo contribuye a la OSC. El objetivo del programa es reducir las bacterias en nuestros ríos y arroyos.
Spring Lake Park
Spring Lake Park, an area once blighted with pollution, became a clean, usable space that matches stormwater retention with public value.
Spring Lake Park: Bringing the Plan to CSO
By creating a dialogue with the neighborhood, the CSO project was designed to suit both the ecological needs of a stormwater retention pond as well as the needs of the community to restore an amenity.
Spring Lake Park: Drone Video
Spring Lake Park: Green Infrastructure
CSO has become a best practice for forward-thinking national change by researching and implementing green infrastructure as part of the community’s solution for improving water quality.
Spring Lake Park: Implementing the Plan
CSO worked with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln’s water resource center to plan solutions for how to keep water clean and design the space.
Spring Lake Park: Inspiring Other Cities
This project serves as a strong example for Omaha and beyond of how cities and people can work together to inspire change in their communities.
Spring Lake Park: Planning Before CSO
Thanks to strong neighborhood involvement before the fact, the timing was perfect for CSO and the community to come together on this project.
Spring Lake Park: The Finished Project
After a picturesque reveal at the project’s news conference with the mayor, the diversity of plants and wildlife present added to the project’s success to create a clean, properly functioning green solution in the park.