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New Waterline Proposed for Southern Gage County

A new water line has been proposed for southern Gage County.  The Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District proposed installing a new water line east and south of Wymore.  170 people in the area have already signed up to hook into the new 127 mile waterline.

Gage County Supervisor Terry Jurgens spoke to the Gage County Board Wednesday.  The Board must approve boring under some of the county’s roadways to install the line.  According to Jurgens the 100,000 gallon elevated tank would be located south of Wymore. The main line would be an eight-inch line that will branch off to a six-inch line, then a four-inch line and finally a two-inch line. The pipeline will be about five feet deep under roads and about four feet deep in the fields.

The estimated $3 million project would begin installation of the new water line by this summer and nearly finished by fall.  According to the project proposal the line would be installed with no cost to Gage County.

The committee expressed that they were in favor of the project, but wanted it to go through the Planning and Zoning board before voting on the permit. An item will be placed on the April 4 agenda for approval. 

The Gage County board also approved EMS agreements with Beatrice, Clatonia, Odell, Cortland and Wymore.

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