12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 17:19
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced the Omaha Public Works Department will receive a $19.6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will go towards repairing damage to the Papio Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant from severe flooding in 2019.
"The severe flooding in the spring of 2019 devasted communities across Nebraska and damaged critical infrastructure. This FEMA grant will provide the City of Omaha with the necessary resources to cover important repairs to the Papio Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. I will continue to work to ensure our state receives the relief it needs to recover from severe weather incidents,"said Sen. Fischer.
The $19.6 million in funding will go to the Omaha Public Works Department for permanent repairs to the Papio Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant was damaged by severe flooding during a 2019 winter storm.
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