Water Emergency ENDED
September 3 update: The City of Plattsmouth Water Emergency declared on March 20, 2019, is terminated! City Administrator Erv Portis announced that the water treatment plant passed the final tests and inspections and began producing water. Test results validate water quality is safe and good.
"As the system transitions from the Cass County Rural Water District #1, some turbidity in parts of the system may be expected. This is a result of water flowing in a different direction with increased velocity in some mainline pipes than for the past five months. Turbidity should decrease in the next several days."
While water quality is good, various components of the plant are operating without redundancy. One of the five wells is currently operational. Two of four pumps are turning. It may be several months before a backup generator can be installed.
Anyone wishing to water lawns and gardens is encouraged to do so late at night or very early in the mornig when other usage is low and absorption is better.
"The City of Plattsmouth thanks Cass County Rural Water District #1, its Board of Directors, and the General Manager for being there when we needed you. Most important, Plattsmouth thanks its users and customers for their patience during this very difficult time."
When the water emergency was at its worst:
City workers and volunteers pitched in. THANK YOU!
Fall Clean-up has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, at the east end of Main Street past the railroad tracks. Plattsmouth residents 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 25, to arrange for pickup on Friday morning. Items not being accepted include computers, monitors, hazardous waste, concrete, explosives, tires, liquids, trash, paint, railroad ties, or raw garbage. Full details regarding what items are accepted and fees for non-residents can be found on the clean-up flyer.
As the growing and mowing season progresses, City staff occasionally receives complaints and/or takes notice of mowed grass being blown into the street. Doing so is a violation of Plattsmouth Municipal Code-Section 6-320. This city code was/is intended for public safety and to ensure maximum operation of the sewer system. Relevant sections of the ordinance are:
SECTION 6-320: UNLAWFUL ACCUMULATION OF DIRT OR OTHER MATERIAL: It shall be unlawful for any person to allow the accumulation of any dirt or other material upon the city streets.
SECTION 6-401: VIOLATION; PENALTY: Any person who shall violate or refuse to comply with the enforcement of any of the provisions of this chapter set forth at full length herein or incorporated by reference shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500.00 for each offense. A new violation shall be deemed to have been committed every 24 hours of such failure to comply.
Thank you for keeping our streets clean.
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 301
Fax: (402) 296-3600