BOYD COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Hundreds of people are still without running water after the Spencer Dam collapse nearly two weeks ago.
An 11-foot wave of ice and water took out the 90-year old damn in the early morning hours on March 14th. The collapse took out the main water line feeing nearly all of Boyd County.
While plenty of water has been donated, Boyd County is still trying to raise money to hire a contractor to bore a new water line. Towns in Boyd County are expected to be without water for another four to eight weeks.
They will receive money from FEMA, but it won't cover all the costs, and they likely won't receive money for up to three years. The cost will be approximately $1.1 million dollars.
Right now, the Boyd County Rural Water District is trying to raise $400,000 to pay for their share of the boring in addition to providing temporary water to the district.
If you'd like to donate, you can do so at http://bit.ly/SpencerDamFundraiser
Or you can send a check to:
Boyd County Rural Water District #2 Disaster Fund
Farmer’s State Bank
P.O. Box 217
Spencer, NE 68777