The City of Plattsmouth will again be utilizing Cass County Rural Water as a drinking water source. The City asks that residents reduce water consumption by eliminating any unnecessary water use such as irrigation, car washes and recreational pools. The required reduction is currently a voluntary water restriction, however more significant water restriction may be required in the future. We would like to limit the demand on the water system while we make emergency repairs to the existing drinking water treatment plant.
The City’s drinking water remains safe for human consumption.
The long term solution is a new drinking water source, and the City is diligently working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, the State of Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, and Metropolitan Utilities District on a long term solution.
You can read the full press release here.
Upcoming Events in Plattsmouth
Trick or Treat on Main, Friday, October 27
More events can be found on the Community Calendar.
Fall Clean-up, October 7-8
Fall Clean-up has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, at the east end of Main Street past the railroad tracks. Plattsmouth residents and property owners may drop off items free of charge, but non-residents and trucks greater than one ton are required to pay a fee in cash. Senior and disabled citizens who are unable to transport their items may call 402-296-2522 before Friday, October 6, to arrange for pickup on Friday morning. Items not being accepted include brush, computers, monitors, hazardous waste, concrete, explosives, tires, liquids, trash, paint, railroad ties, and raw garbage. Full details regarding what items are accepted and fees for non-residents can be found in this flyer.
Notice of City Council Meetings
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That a meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at the Plattsmouth City Hall, 136 N. 5th Street, which meeting will be open to the public. An agenda, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk at City Hall.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That a meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023, at the Plattsmouth City Hall, 136 N. 5th Street, which meeting will be open to the public. An agenda, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk at City Hall.
Sandra J. Meyer, City Clerk
Wastewater Treatment Plant Groundbreaking
Over 50 people attended the groundbreaking for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant on March 3, 2023. Participating in the ceremony were Mayor Paul Lambert, City Administrator Emily Bausch, and former City Administrator/Assistant Director of Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Erv Portis along with City Council members and other dignitaries.
Fair Housing Notice
The City of Plattsmouth is committed to promoting Fair Housing efforts through fair and equal housing opportunities for its citizens.
Fair Housing is the right of all people to have safe, decent housing and be able to get this housing without discrimination. City, State, and Federal Fair Housing Laws require that all people have an equal opportunity to buy, rent, or live in housing. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions. Read more about practices which are prohibited.
Welcome to Plattsmouth!
Founded in 1854, we are one of Nebraska’s oldest cities. Plattsmouth is rich in history and culture. Situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Platte rivers, Plattsmouth has a place in the discovery of the west. The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery passed the mouth of the Platte River, just north of what is now Main Street Plattsmouth, on July 21, 1804. Our City seal reads “Honor the Past, Plan for the Future.”
Plattsmouth proudly offers a full range of excellent city services, including police; volunteer fire and rescue; public works which includes water, sewer, streets, parks, and grounds/facilities maintenance. So that we are prepared for the future, we recently expanded the fire and rescue department with a $1.7 million expansion that includes meeting rooms, a kitchen, and sleeper rooms. Our new $5.7 million Senior and Community Center serves more than 1,000 local area citizens who visit more than 12,000 times per week. Twin Rivers Water Park, Rhylander Park, Garfield Park, Memorial Park, and all other parks/recreation facilities and our excellent library add services and lifestyle qualities so that Plattsmouth’s citizens and our visitors have superior places to live, work, and play. In 2011, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman presented the Showcase Community Award to Plattsmouth for outstanding efforts in the areas of economic development and community revitalization.
We encourage you to use this website to learn about Plattsmouth and to communicate with us.
City of Plattsmouth
136 N. 5th St.
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Phone: (402) 296-2522 ext 101
Fax: (402) 296-3600