Water

Water Charge Comparisons
Commercial:  2-Inch Meter at 25,000 Gallons
State Average – $63.34 per month
Norfolk – $59.33 per month

Industrial:  6-Inch Meter at 800,000 Gallons
State Average – $1,264.18 per month
Norfolk – $1,112.86 per month

 

Wastewater Rate Comparisons
Commercial:  2-Inch Meter at 25,000 Gallons
State Average – $77.72 per month
Norfolk – $60.70 per month

Industrial:  6-Inch Meter at 800,000 Gallons
State Average – $1,931.78 per month
Norfolk – $1,697.73 per month

City of Norfolk water/wastewater division.

Ogallala Aquifer
Sitting atop roughly two-thirds of the world’s largest aquifer, the Ogallala Aquifer, water resources in Nebraska are abundant. The aquifer underlies 174,000 square miles in parts of eight states. The Ogallala Aquifer within Nebraska contains approximately 65 percent of the water in storage in the entire aquifer. With the implementation of more efficient irrigation systems and other water management measures, the Ogallala Aquifer will remain a valuable resource in Nebraska.

Nebraska’s Natural Resource Districts (NRDs) have responsibility for managing groundwater resources.  The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources maintains responsibility for administration of surface water rights. In locations where groundwater and surface water are connected, the responsibility is shared among the NRDs and the state for achieving a sustainable balance between water supplies and water use.