Water Users Fight to Keep Local Control

A new nonprofit corporation has raised more than $225,000 in two months and has recruited more than 75 members in an attempt to prevent the merger of Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District with Dawson Public Power District.

Citizens Opposed To The Merger members said their main priority is to retain local control of water used for irrigation. 

The group invites water users and anyone interested in the future economy of south-central Nebraska to attend a public meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Phelps County Ag Society Building, 1302 Second Ave, Holdrege. The meeting will allow attendees to discover why the merger doesn’t make sense and will include a presentation and a question-and-answer session.

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