Ground Water

Ground Water

Cost-Sharing Map

Cost-Sharing Map
Cost-Sharing Map

Whether a landowner is eligible for an LPSNRD cost-sharing program depends on the location of the land they want to improve. If the land is within a Phase II or Phase III ground water management area (GWMA) designated by the district or a community water system protection area (CWSPA), the available cost-sharing programs and terms may be different than if the land is outside those areas. Use the Ground Water Cost-Sharing Map below to help you access information about LPSNRD cost-sharing programs for which your land is eligible. 

  • Double click on the map below to zoom in, or use the +/- buttons at upper left to zoom in/out. Click and drag to move laterally. More details will appear on the map as you zoom in. When section lines appear, a single click will show location information about that section.
  • Use the finder field at upper right to zoom the map to a specific address. You must use street address, city, state. Example: 3125 Portia St., Lincoln, NE (You may need to zoom out by clicking the "-" box at upper left, depending on how much map data is available for that area.)
  • You can also zoom to an area using street/highway names or intersections. Example: NW 70th St. & W Agnew Rd., Raymond, NE.
  • When you locate the land you want to improve, single click to show information and a link to the proper cost-sharing packet for that location (some information pop-ups have two pages). You can also note whether the land is in a shaded area of the map and what color it is, then continue down this page to download the proper cost-sharing packet.

 

 

On the Ground Water Cost-Sharing Map above, the land I want to improve is shaded (click on one below to view the appropriate cost-sharing package for your land):

Blue - Lower Salt Creek Ground Water Reservoir
Gray - Community Water System Protection Area
Red - Phase Three Ground Water Management Area
Non-Shaded (white) - Cost-sharing programs offered District Wide

Fertilizer Meter Program

Fertilizer Meter Program
Fertilizer Meter Program

Allows the even application of only as much anhydrous ammonia as a crop will use, minimizing the leaching of nutrient into the ground water supply and reducing operator costs.​  Learn more by using the cost-sharing map (above) and accessing the appropriate cost-sharing packet for your land.

Irrigation Management Assistance Program

Irrigation Management Assistance Program
Irrigation Management Assistance Program

Encourages making irrigation systems more water use efficient, using best management practices established by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.​ Learn more by using the cost-sharing map (above) and accessing the appropriate cost-sharing packet for your land.

Meter Programs

Meter Programs
Meter Programs

Water Meter Program: Meters measure the flow of water from a pumping well. Benefits include the ability to monitor well pumping capacity and the accumulation of data for making good management decisions in the future. Meters are required throughout the District on wells capable of pumping more than 50 gallons per minute and the landowner must annually report to the District the total amount of water pumped.

Ultrasonic Meter Program: The District has ultrasonic flow meter equipment staff will install free of charge to measure well flow. Use this program to check the pumping capacity of smaller wells or the accuracy of your own meter. ​

Learn more by using the cost-sharing map (above) and accessing the appropriate cost-sharing packet for your land.

Soil Sampling Program

Soil Sampling Program
Soil Sampling Program

Analyzing soil to determine the amount of nutrients present allows landowners and operators to adjust the amount of fertilizer they apply, saving them money and reducing the potential for polluting groundwater.​ Learn more by using the cost-sharing map (above) and accessing the appropriate cost-sharing packet for your land.

Well Decommissioning Program

Well Decommissioning Program
Well Decommissioning Program

The proper decommissioning (filling) of abandoned wells keeps people and animals safe, while also protecting the ground water from possible contamination. Upon receiving an application, LPSNRD will contact the landowner about an inspection of the well site.  Upon approval, the landowner may then contact a licensed well driller and have the well decommissioned. LPSNRD will make reimbursement to the landowner using the established payment rates. These rates are listed in the appropriate cost-sharing packet for your land. Access the packet by using the cost-sharing map (above).​