Water Management Programs

Ground Water Management Area

A Ground Water Management Area went into effect in 1997 for the entire Lower Platte North NRD, covering both groundwater quality and quantity issues.

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Well Permits & Registration

Before drilling a new or replacement well in the Lower Platte North NRD, a well permit is required. Wells must also be registered with the Department of Natural Resources. New wells are required to be equipped with a flow meter or time totalizer.

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Rural Water Systems

The NRD is involved in several rural water systems that provide water to small local communities.

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Abandoned Well Program

To help protect our groundwater quality, the NRD provides cost-share assistance to landowners to seal abandoned wells.

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Chemigation Program

Any site that applies agrichemicals through irrigation systems is required by state law to have a chemigation permit. The NRD inspects new sites to ensure proper safety equipment is installed and also does resinpections of existing sites at least once every two years.

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Wellhead Protection Program

Through the Wellhead Protection Program, the NRD works with area communities to identify and manage potential water quality threats to their public water supplies.

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Monitoring Programs

The NRD tracks groundwater levels, nitrate levels in groundwater, stream flow, precipitation and other water-related issues.

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Contact Us

Lower Platte North NRD
PO Box 126
Wahoo, NE 68066
402.443.4675
toll-free 1.888.764.0543
Fax 402.443.5339
lpnnrd@lpnnrd.org

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