By David Earl, KETV Omaha
Thousands of dollars in savings are on the table until the end of the month for Omaha Public Power District customers in Douglas County. The public power provider is trying to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles and the charging station you’d need in your home to power the car.
Funding for the OPPD incentives is made possible through the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The power provider had enough money for 50 $4,500 rebates that apply to the purchase of an electric vehicle and the specific charging station. As of Wednesday, they had just 11 rebates left to claim. Watch the video or read the transcript here.
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See Also: 40th & Hamilton Outreach Handout
The Walnut Hill Reservoir: Metropolitan Utility District (MUD) owns the parcel from 38th to 40th Streets from Hamilton to Nicholas. MUD is considering the potential for future development on the western half of the site, where the former water tanks now sit empty. The pumphouse at the center of the site and the communications tower at the southwest corner of the site are in use and must remain. The eastern portion of the site is a historic park. The public can weigh-in now through an online survey. Eventually the OMLB plans to collect the survey information and host public meetings.
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