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

Project Staff

Michael Clements, Manager, 308.928.2182

For information regarding rules, policies & board action

Lonnie Knehans, Superintendent, 402.746.4469

For information regarding equipment, leaks or other problems

Sasha Hahn, 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, $2.21 per 1,000 gallons
  • Inavale: $20 per month, $2.21 per 1,000 gallons

Completed in October of 2005, the Lower Republican NRD’s Rural Water Project supplies approximately 91 homes and the Village of Guide Rock with quality drinking water. Owned and operated by the LRNRD, the Rural Water Project transports water from the City of Franklin and services both the Village of Guide Rock and a total of 186 rural operations, including domestic and livestock wells. This water is purchased from the City of Franklin at a price of $1.13 per 1,000 gallons. The Rural Water Project water 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 / 800.353.1297 | E-mail: lrnrd @ lrnrd.org