Developing Nebraska's Natural Resources...
Protecting Lives,
Protecting Property,
Protecting the Future

Project Staff

Todd Siel, Manager, 308.928.2182

For information regarding rules, policies & board action

Jim Zimmerman, Superintendent, 402.746.4469

For information regarding equipment, leaks or other problems

Mary Goebel, Bookkeeper, 308.928.2182

For information regarding bills and payment cards


Project Cost

  • Total Cost: $3,237,059
  • USDA Grant: $1,302,100
  • USDA Loan: $565,000
  • LRNRD Contribution: $59,950

 Project Size

  • Total of 117 miles of pipeline
  • Franklin to Guide Rock, NE, 40 miles
  • Highway 136 to Kansas State Line, 6 miles

Billing Rates

  • Connection Fee: $1,500 plus construction cost
  • Rural: $30 per month, $3.20 per 1,000 gallons
  • Inavale: $20 per month, $3.20 per 1,000 gallons

Completed in October of 2005, the Lower Republican NRD’s Rural Water Project services 196 rural hook ups and the Village of Guide Rock with quality drinking water. This water is purchased from the City of Franklin and the Rural Water Project storage facility is a 100,000 gallon tank located four miles south of Franklin.


Lower Republican NRD | 30 North John Street | P.O. Box 618 | Alma, NE 68920 | Phone: 308.928.2182 

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