Deb Fischer

12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 17:19

Plattsmouth to Receive $53 Million FEMA Grant for Wastewater Treatment Plant Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced the city of Plattsmouth will receive a nearly $53 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will go towards repairing the city's wastewater treatment plant.

"In March of 2019, extreme flooding devasted communities across Nebraska and damaged critical infrastructure in Plattsmouth. This FEMA grant will provide the community with the necessary resources to implement important repairs to a wastewater treatment facility. It will also help mitigate the impact of future flooding," said Sen. Fischer.

"The 2019 flooding disaster was, and still is, extremely challenging for Nebraskans across the entire state. The Plattsmouth project has been particularly challenging. I am extremely proud of the effort, diligence and perseverance of the NEMA Public Assistance and Plattsmouth City officials who worked with FEMA staff to get this project to where it is today," said Donny Christensen, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Recovery Section Administrator.

"I was pleased hearing of the grant award. This grant will allow Plattsmouth to improve our wastewater facility that was damaged in the 2019 flooding. As with much of our infrastructure, it is outdated and in need of repair or replacement. This grant will help protect the Plattsmouth community and the environment of the surrounding area. Thank you to Senator Fischer, her staff, FEMA staff, NEMA staff and the Plattsmouth City staff for their work securing the grant. We are most grateful for this grant that will benefit our citizens for many years in the future. It is much needed," said Plattsmouth Mayor Paul Lambert.

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The nearly $53 million in funding will go to the city of Plattsmouth for permanent repairs to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant was damaged during a 2019 winter storm.

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