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A proposed new rural water system south of Norfolk, NE is moving closer to reality


A proposed new rural water system south of Norfolk, Nebraska is moving closer to reality, but officials say they're still looking for more participation in a resident survey.

With thoughts of last summer's drought still in mind, Natural Resources District officials say the deadline to take part in the study is running out.

The Lower Elkhorn NRD has approved the formation an 11-member advisory committee that will handle the day-to-day operations of the rural water system.

The LENRD's general manager says 124 people have signed up to take part in a study so far, but he would like to see more get involved.

It will determine if there is a good source of water and if the project is viable.

It will also gauge citizen interest in taking part in the system.

There are about 1,100 land owners in the targeted area which would include cities and rural areas south and southeast of Norfolk, such as Madison, Humphrey and Stanton.

The deadline to turn in surveys is May 10.

NRD leaders say the boundaries of the system are expanding eastward a bit to include more properties along the Elkhorn River south of Norfolk.

Another public hearing will need to be held to officially change the boundaries.


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