South Sioux City receives $2.2M grant for new water tower

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KCAU) – South Sioux City is getting a new water tower, all thanks to a grant.

The Economic Development Administration announced it has awarded South Sioux a $2.2 million grant. The city plans on using the money to build a new 2.5 million gallon water tower that would be used to help expand Roth Industrial Park. City officials hope to attract new businesses with the new water tower that will provide access to clean water.

“We want to make sure that we’re providing water for all of those new businesses that are coming in, the residential units coming in. And beyond that we want to make sure we have an adequate water supply for our fire department if we have, heaven forbid have a fire at one of our major facilities, we need to have plenty water to be able to fight that.” says city administrator Lance Hedquist.

South Sioux City officials said the water tower project is just one part of the city’s efforts to help new businesses come to the area.

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