Village of Rosalie Gets Assistance From Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District

Village of Rosalie Gets Assistance From Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District


Village of Rosalie to See a Major Domestic Water Supply Improvement

The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board of Directors has approved a $123,550 contract with the Bartlett and West Company for the design, bidding and construction observation work on a Rosalie Water Main Extension Project that will enhance domestic water supplies for the Thurston County town. “The village has been experiencing poor water quality and this project will provide clean water that is so necessary for healthy living,” said John Winkler, NRD General Manager.      

The Village of Rosalie has been awarded funds from the USDA Rural Development Program and Community Development Block Grant Program to upgrade their current water main infrastructure as well as connect to the Papio-Missouri River NRD’s Thurston County RuralWater System as a wholesale water customer.

The project will consist of installing approximately nine miles of 4" PVC water main that will tie into the NRD’s existing Thurston County Rural Water Project main near the intersection ofHwy 94 I County Road 22 and then run south to the Village of Rosalie. Under a draft version ofthe water purchase agreement between the NRD and the Village of Rosalie, the District will beresponsible for hiring an engineering firm to design the water main extension and to hire acontractor to perform the work. The District will be reimbursed all associated engineering andconstruction costs by the Village. It is anticipated a final water purchase agreement between the NRD and the village will be presented to the NRD Board for consideration in November.

The tentative project schedule is to bid the project in the spring of 2015 and complete construction that fall.

“No one should need to live without a healthy water supply. A major component of our responsibility as a Natural Resources District is to protect our domestic water supplies and provide quality water in rural areas of Nebraska,” said Winkler. For more information on the NRDs rural water projects and helpful recommendations on how we can all act to preserve water quality visit the NRD’s web site

The Board of Directors of the Papio-Missouri River NRD held their monthly meeting October 9, 2014.