A total of 55 projects, including five system reliability projects, are outlined in the Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) and a recent update to the Program. Several of these projects have been and will continue to be divided and/or combined into multiple design/construction contracts as appropriate to complete work. Presently, projects are anticipated to be implemented through 80 construction contracts. The current status of these projects, including the system reliability projects, is shown on the chart. Other City-related sewer separation projects that are not part of the LTCP are not accounted for on the chart.
Project counts change as they progress through the design and construction process, as well as during Program reviews to optimize project efforts. Project counts reflect the LTCP and the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) permit, both of which were modified in June 2017. The 2021 LTCP Update was approved by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy in August 2021.
During the past five years,* small and emerging small businesses (SEBs) received just under $8 million in contracts and subcontracts, representing over 6.2% of the total construction work contracted through the City's CSO Program over the same period of time.
In addition, approximately $13 million in construction subcontracts were awarded to minority and/or women-owned businesses as a part of the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, and all of the $247M General Contractor construction contracts were awarded to local Omaha area businesses during that same time.