Omaha to begin sewer overhaul project

May 2011, Vol. 66 No. 5

The city of Omaha, NE, is set to begin a $200 million project to install new infrastructure that will replace old sewer lines, which could mean as much as 2,000 jobs.

Omaha public works’ Marty Grate said the city is embarking on the next phase of its massive, federally mandated sewer overhaul project; a 15-year, $1.7 billion effort to separate the sewers in the eastern half of town. "We're really transitioning from design into heavier construction; over the next 12 months, we expect to award $200 million in construction contracts," Grate said.