Focus On Water Division
2003 Source Water Protection Projects

Project Name: David City Wellhead Protection & Education
Project Sponsor: City of David City
Award Amount: $29,670.00

  • Fencing around well houses and motion lights
  • Secondary containment around storage tanks near city wells
  • Brochures, mailers, and newspaper ads promoting source water protection
  • Attendance at the Groundwater Foundation annual conference and Groundwater Guardian designation ceremony.
2004 David City
Water Festival
Security fencing installed around a highly accessible well
Secondary containment around storage tanks within 1000 feet of city wells

Project Name: Keep Fairfield’s Water Secure & Pure
Project Sponsor: City of Fairfield
Award Amount: $27,641.00
  • Radio activated alarm system
  • Auto card system for bulk water
  • Auto static water monitor
  • Wellhead protection signs
  • Water conservation rebates
  • Lawn and soil sampling kits
  • Junk car clean-up
  • Replacement of leaking fire hydrants
  • Attendance at the Groundwater Foundation annual conference and Groundwater Guardian designation ceremony.
Fairfield Cub Scouts Water Festival
Project Name: Wilber Source Water Protection Project
Project Sponsor: City of Wilber Water Department
Award Amount: $23,825.00
  • GPS equipment for contaminant source inventory
  • Flow meters for irrigation management
  • Deep soil/vadose zone sampling
  • UNL soils home study courses
  • Domestic and irrigation well nitrate testing
Project Name: Promoting and Initiating Source Water Protection in Nebraska
Project Sponsor: The Groundwater Foundation
Award Amount: $20,000.00
  • Develop and produce a source water protection public awareness campaign kit
  • Develop a traveling source water educational exhibit
Project Name: Source Water Protection for Kimball Wellfield
Project Sponsor: City of Kimball
Award Amount: $19,577.60
  • Surveying municipal well locations
  • Fencing around well houses
Survey stake marking property line at on of Kimball, Nebraska’s, well houses
Project Name: Protecting Communities’ Source Water
Project Sponsor: Little Blue NRD
Award Amount: $18,000.00
  • Wellhead Protection signs
  • Drop-in transducers
  • Lawn sampling kits
  • Waste collection barrels
  • Water conservation rebates
  • Dumpsite cleanup
  • Berming of fuel tanks
  • Filling in cisterns
  • Filter strips around wells
  • Laptop computer for contaminant source inventories and presentations
Dumpsite on private property near Ruskin before clean-up
Wellhead Protection
Area Signage
Project Name: City of Clarkson Wellhead Protection Program
Project Sponsor: City of Clarkson
Award Amount: $13,325.00
  • Fencing around well house and water tower and alarm system
  • Nitrate testing kit
  • Groundwater model and educational materials
Project Name: Security, Monitoring, and Educational
Improvement Project
Project Sponsor: Logan East Rural Water System
Award Amount: $12,985.00
  • Alarm systems for well houses
  • Educational brochure
  • Conversion of test wells to monitoring wells
Project Name: City of Holdrege Water Supply Protection Project
Project Sponsor: City of Holdrege
Award Amount: $11,500.00
  • Installation of window grates and lockable doors on well houses
  • Hazardous waste collection
  • Installation of monitoring wells
  • Equipment for update of contaminant source inventory
  • Turfgrass best management practices demonstration lawns
  • Educational groundwater model
Lockable screens on Holdrege, Nebraska’s, well houses
Project Name: Cash for Grass
Project Sponsor: South Platte NRD
Award Amount: $6,500.00
  • Xeriscaping pilot project in Sidney, Nebraska
  • Rebates for conversion of lawn to Buffalograss and low-water use landscaping
Buffalograss installation in Sidney, Nebraska