Lincoln May Raise Water Rates If Drought Persists

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A new rate structure proposed for Lincoln would require water customers to pay higher rates when drought-driven restrictions arise.

A public hearing on the rates and a vote by the City Council are scheduled for May 13.

The city's chief water works engineer, Jerry Obrist, says the city remains in severe drought despite the recent rains.

The proposed rates are based on the current rate structure and increase as the severity of drought worsens.

The city says a typical residential customer who uses about 15 units of water during summer would pay about $5 extra each month when the city calls for voluntary watering restrictions.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205571261 -
Gray Television, Inc.