The Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency Board this week approved a Growth Management Plan, which establishes the agency’s jurisdictional area.
The area will be served by the Unified Southern Sarpy Wastewater System. The system will be built in phases over the next 20 to 50 years, and eventually serve most of the land south of the natural ridgeline that divides the county.
“This is a historic step for the Agency and Sarpy County,” said Sarpy County Commissioner Don Kelly, who serves as the Chair of the Wastewater Agency Board. “The Growth Management Plan allows us to actually start building the sewer system, which will be a huge boon for economic development across the county. It’s probably the most significant project we’ve ever approved in Sarpy County.”
Development in southern Sarpy County is estimated to generate incremental annual revenue of:
- $15 million per year in sales tax revenue for Sarpy County cities
- $45 million per year in sales tax revenue for the State of Nebraska
- $19 million per year in property tax revenue for Sarpy County cities
- $21 million per year in property tax revenue for Sarpy County
- $76 million per year in property tax revenue for local school districts
In addition to the Growth Management Plan, the Agency Board also approved the Agency’s budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
About the Wastewater Agency
As a joint effort between the county and the cities, the Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency is a unique approach to building a utility. It is be governed by a 6-member board composed of the chair of the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners and the mayors of the five Sarpy cities.
Adopted Growth Management Plan