The Water, Sewer, and Street Departments are responsible for all activities and/or maintenance associated to the City’s water, sewer, and street infrastructure.
The City of Aurora water system covers nearly 2,000 acres and consists of approximately 55 miles of water main ranging in size from 2” to 16”. The system is supplied by six municipal water wells and a 300,000-gallon water storage tower. The city wells were constructed in 1956, 1965 (re-drilled in 2005), 1973, 1978, 1999, and 2016. The water tower was constructed in 1956. Based on our 2017 water usage data the wells pumped an average of 923,240 gallons per day and an annual total of 336,982,500 gallons.
The sewer collection system covers nearly 2,000 acres and consists of approximately 45 miles of sewer main ranging in size from 4” to 24”. The system includes four lift stations and approximately 7,500 lineal feet of 8” force main. The collection system carries approximately 900,000 gallons per day to our waste water treatment facility.
The 2010 census population of Aurora was 4,479. The water system currently serves approximately 2,000 resident connections and approximately 29 non-resident connections (outside corporate limits). The sewer collection system currently serves approximately 2,000 resident connections and approximately 90 non-resident connections (outside corporate limits).
The City street infrastructure consists of approximately 96 lane miles of concrete, brick, asphalt, and gravel streets. The city is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the streets as well as curbs, bridges, drainage culverts, pedestrian and school crosswalks, traffic signals, installation and repairs, traffic control and signage, pavement markings, city storm sewer and drainage system, street sweeping, mowing and noxious weed control of public right-of-ways and properties, grading, ice control and snow removal operations, storm damage and cleanup, traffic control for emergency services and City Council approved community events.
Licensure Requirements to Perform Professional Services
- Right-of-Way Construction Application (download PDF)
- Street Closure Request Application (download PDF)
Snow Policy for the City of Aurora, Nebraska
Darrell has been a reliable employee of the City going on 15 years. His experience and understanding of the infrastructure and the necessity to protect the public, property, and environment including the safety of his co-workers is essential to the success of the projects and/or maintenance the City has and will be undertaking in the future. He is in constant communication with the utilities superintendent while planning and performing the day to day operations of the department. In his role as the supervisor of the Water/ Sewer/ Street departments Darrell is responsible for all aspects of the city’s infrastructure.