HAWAIIAN VILLAGE S.I.D

SARPY COUNTY S.I.D. #97
PO Box 3126
OMAHA, NE 68103-0126

Welcome!

Here is some helpful information from the SID Board:

SID MEMBERS

Dave Wennstedt

Chairman

(402) 331-5220

dpwennstedt@q.com

Dave Barry

Clerk

(402) 592-2340

dbarry60@cox.net

Shellie Zeeb

Trustee

(402) 630-3762

suno234@gmail.com

Jeff Warinski

Trustee

(402) 339-9764

jeff.warinski@gsa.gov

Ken Brison

Trustee

(402) 850-0893

kkbrison@gmail.com

 

ABOUT THE SID

Sanitary and Improvement District (SID) 97 is charged with maintaining the infrastructure of Hawaiian Village. The SID pays for road repair, mowing and maintenance of the Commons Area, street lighting, sewer and water delivery systems via your tax dollar. The SID also operates a waste water treatment facility and public well system and is one of the very few districts in the Tri-County area to do so. The SID owns the lake, commonly referred to as Outlot E and leases it to the home owner’s association (HVLA) for $1 per year.

TAX BASE

The current mill levy is set at .66 per $100 of evaluation.

ABOUT OUR DRINKING WATER

Our water is not chlorinated or fluorinated and contains a high level of manganese. Manganese does not pose a health risk to humans or animals and our monthly well tests are routinely well within State of Nebraska parameters. You will find our water stains your sidewalks and the siding of your home a dark brown or rust color. You should direct your sprinklers away from these areas to prevent discoloration.

If left untreated, the water can cause discoloration of white clothes when using products containing bleach, shorten the life of water heaters, and shorten the useful life of replacable whole house filters.

There are filtration systems available that can remove the manganese from the water. These systems work similar to a water softener and are quite effective. Many houses in the village already have these systems installed.

SEWER/WATER BILLING

SID 97 requires all homes to be equipped with water meters. We began charging a flat fee for water in January of 2004. In January of 2005, we began charging based on usage. The rate as of May 1, 2010 is $1.25 up to 10,000 gallons used; $1.50 10,001 to 40,000 gallons,; $1.75 40,001 to 70,000 gallons and $2.00 on anything about 70,001 gallons. The average increase is $4.20 per month. Meters are read on the last day of the month. Payment is due by the 20th of the next month. The sewer use charge is $18.75 per month and there is a $6.25 monthly customer fee that covers meter reading, bill processing, bank charges and state tax. In the winter, a typical household’s water/sewer bill is in the $30 to $35 range or somewhat higher based on the number of people in your family.

SEWER

Never allow harmful chemicals to enter the sewer system. Personal hygiene products, rags, and cleaning products that claim to be flushable do not biodegrade quickly enough for our small system to handle. They form clogs that break pumps and other mechanical equipment. Please find an alternate means of disposing of these products.

IN CASE OF PROBLEMS

Urban utilities operates our Public Water System and Waste Water Treatment Plant and also provides billing service for those facilities. If you experience problems with water pressure or sewer related issues or if you have a question about your water bill, you can contact one of the current Board Members listed or Rene Nelson of Urban Utilites directly at his office (402) 296-5409 or his cell phone (402) 618-2138 or his pager (402) 271-1908.