2016 Stormwater Improvement Bond Issue

Election Date:
May 10, 2016
Bond Issue:
$6.3 million
For more Information:
Public Works and Utilities Department 402-441-7589
lincoln.ne.gov, keyword: watershed

Bond Issue Includes:

This bond issue provides:

  • design and construction of several urban storm drainage projects
  • proposed flood reduction project for urban watershed in the 56th and Morton area
  • stream rehabilitation and waterway work at Stransky/Rudge/Irvingdale Parks
  • design and construction of master planned basin projects
  • water quality projects incorporating best management practices
  • water quality projects incorporating drainage portions of street projects
  • preliminary engineering for basin plans to model drainage and determine future projects

What Will These Projects Do?

The improvements will:

  • improve and enhance urban drainage systems that are undersized, insufficient or with structural issues
  • reduce stormwater runoff and flooding if major rains occur
  • reduce flooding impacts from stream channels
  • prevent or repair degraded stream channels
  • improve water quality

What is the Impact on Taxpayers?

Approval of the bond issue gives the City the authority to issue general obligation bonds and levy an annual tax rate to finance the projects. Assuming the current interest rates, this bond issue will cost the owner of a $150,000 home about $4.00 per year.

Where are These Projects?


Watershed Management