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Plattsmouth water park opening despite flooding

Posted at 12:52 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 13:52:27-04

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (KMTV) — Summer is saved for kids thanks to local businesses.

The flooding damaged the city's water treatment and wastewater facilities and forced citizens to ration water.

A local trucking company and a sod farm have volunteered their services to open the water park in Plattsmouth, according to our partners at the Omaha World-Herald.

Fast Grass sod farm is volunteering its well water, which has been tested for safety. Liquid Trucking is volunteering its fleet of tanker trucks and specialized drivers to haul water from the farm to the pool all summer.

The World-Herald reports that the two companies hope to have the pool filled by May 15 in time for a June 1 opening. Hours likely will be restricted to conserve resources.

Transporting the water comes at a minimal cost for Fast Grass, but it could cost Liquid Trucking more than $30,000 in labor, gas, and maintenance costs.