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55th Street to 64th Avenue, south of Center Street
The intent of the Saddle Creek Area–55th Street to 64th Avenue Sewer Separation Project was to provide sewer separation to the area east of 60th Street and south of Center Street in the area of Saddle Creek Basin. As a result of this project, flow from an un-named creek that flows through the Bohemian/Westlawn Cemetery area is now being conveyed directly to the Little Papillion Creek through a new storm sewer/open channel system instead of being collected in the Saddle Creek trunk sewer at approximately 55th and Center Streets. This project has reduced combined sewer flow in the Papillion Creek system, reduced treatment of stormwater flow at the Papillion Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility, and reduced the volume of combined sewer flows to the proposed Saddle Creek Retention Treatment Basin and downstream facilities. This project included green infrastructure designed to reduce peak flow runoff and provide wetland areas to create a natural stream channel. These green infrastructure features were jointly funded with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
The Nebraska Environmental Trust was established in 1992 to conserve, enhance and restore the natural environments of Nebraska. It was created on the conviction that a prosperous future is dependent upon a sound natural environment and that Nebraskans could collectively achieve real progress on real environmental issues if seed money were provided.