Sidney water system to undergo $11.1M in upgrades

Project to be funded through long-term, low-interest loan


Ryan Hermens

City officials say improvements to Sidney's water system will allow the community to meet the demands of a growing population and new development.

As Sidney's population has grown in recent years – and is expected to continue climbing – residential, commercial and recreational demands for water have increased.

To ensure a steady and adequate supply of water is available for all users, the City of Sidney is undertaking a large-scale upgrade of its water system infrastructure.

In the next year, transmission lines will be laid, three booster pumps replaced and water storage capacity increased.

"We have the water we need," said Bill Taylor, the city's water department superintendent. "Now, we just have to get it to other spots. That'...

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