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.
John Collins, Public Works Director said “It is not the first time the city has received the awards, but it is no less an honor.” The award is to not only recognize safety in wastewater facilities, but also to promote it.
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.”
Concrete replacement of Hwy. 281 is expected to start in the Spring of 2017. John Collins says the extra foot in the turn lanes will increase safety.
It will be the first time Grand Island has used polyurethane foam to level a street in Grand Island, according to John Collins. It will be used to level South Locust Street.
Grand Island, Nebraska opens a new lift station near I-80. John Collins says it is one of the thing investor look for in a City.
John Collins says the patch they are performing on First Street in Grand Island will stabilized the roadbed.
Drainage is a problem along Bachman Street and the city has implemented a solution for to improve drainage and John Collins recommends another solution to business owners to continue to improve drainage.