Dec 29, 2011

EPA Awards Million Dollar Grant to Omaha, Neb., for Sewer Improvements

City receives $1,116,000 to reduce sewer overflows and improve water quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,116,000 to Omaha, Neb., for sewer improvements. The project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2013.

“The sewer separation project will reduce sewer overflows and sewer backup problems, which will help to improve water quality and public health," EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said. "This grant will partially fund the construction project, which is estimated to cost $7.8 million.”

The project will separate combined sewers in the Country Club area of Omaha. The project includes the installation of new storm sewers, curb inlets, manholes and a bioretention area.

EPA oversees the protection of water quality and public health and is working with community leaders and the public to meet the growing needs and demands of limited water resources. EPA remains committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for managing and financing infrastructure with public and private partners.