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    ACEC Grand Award Winner

    The Omaha CSO Nicholas Street Phase 1 (10th Street to 16th Street) Project was recently selected as ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Nebraska's Excellence in Engineering Grand Award Winner.

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    Economic affordability has always been one of the key priorities of the CSO Program. By placing industrial, commercial and businesses into one category, a more equitable solution is achieved for all non-residential ratepayers.

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    Public Involvement

    Public Involvement is an important part of the CSO Program and meeting with the residents of the metro-area provides the Program Management Team valuable input in making decisions that will impact our City. Check here for upcoming meeting information.

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    Since 2010, when implementation of the CSO Program began, numerous projects have started. Each project begins in the study and design phase. After design and technical details are worked out, the project goes out for bid to qualifying contractors.

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    As the CSO Program moves into the construction phase, companies are encouraged to purchase their materials locally. From office supplies, to signage to pipes and heavy equipment – this effort will have a positive impact on our local economy.

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    Current Construction

    Construction of the new Leavenworth Lift Station continues. The new facility will have the capacity to pump 45 million gallons per day during wet weather conditions.



The CSO Program is designed to improve the water quality in our local rivers and streams.

Today, approximately 52 times each year, raw sewage mixed with stormwater flows into the Missouri River and the Papillion Creek. Through the CSO Program, we will reduce that number to four times per year.

Learn More

"Our Water Our Future" and "Clean Solutions for Omaha" are two documentaries that tell the story of Omaha’s water system.

Clean Solutions for Omaha

A documentary examining the solutions chosen to meet the unfunded, federal requirements to reduce the number of combined sewer overflows into the rivers and streams in Omaha.

(Produced by NET Public Media, 2013)

Our Water Our Future

A production of CSO!, tells the history of Omaha’s sewer infrastructure and the solutions considered to meet the requirements of an unfunded, federal mandate to improve water quality in the rivers and streams surrounding Omaha.

(Produced by NET Public Media, 2008)

Work In Your Area

Click the links below for up-to-date information on work that is currently underway, in or around your neighborhood.      



Program Schedule

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