John Collins, formerly the Public Works Director for the City of Grand Island, was named the new Director of Utilities for the City of Amarillo. John started serving the City on Monday, September 26. 2022.
At least a dozen sample are taking daily at the Wastewater Plant Operation Center. They test everything for bacteria to chemicals. It is an important job because people are drinking the water down the line. John Collins, Public Works Director said, “It is very spacious but we’re projecting for 50 years in the future so in ten years we don’t have to add on.”
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the Hall County Board and the Grand Island City Council approved the low bid for the Sewerage Project at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. “The airport is one of the critical pieces of infrastructure that supports the city,” said John Collins, Public Works Director for the City of Grand Island.
After the long construction of the Eddy Street Underpass, there is still work that needs to be done. “If you were walking under there, you could look at the concrete on the retaining walls and you’d see cracks and you’d see chips off of it,” Collins noted. “And, some places, you might even see some pieces of metal, which is the rebar that gives it’s strength to the concrete and it would be rusty.”
The city opened up Old Potash Hwy from North Road to Claude Road on Friday. John Collins said that this project should be done by the end of the year.
Sara Kirkley, with NTV, talked with John Collins, Public Works Director, about the soggy conditions at the Nebraska State Fair.
John Collins, Public Works Directors, talks with Alex Whitney about the repairs needs to the wastewater pipe in Grand Island, Nebraska.