ABOUT THE SCCWWA
WHAT IS THE SCCWWA?
The Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency (SCCWWA) is made up of Sarpy County and the Cities of Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion and Springfield.
THE SCCWWA WAS CREATED IN 2017 TO ADDRESS A MAJOR ISSUE
The group came together in 2017 to address a serious, looming barrier to continued economic growth: the lack of a regional sewer system in southern Sarpy County.
TODAY GOVERNMENT ENTITIES COLLABORATE FOR GROUP BENEFIT
Together, these government entities are collaborating as the SCCWWA to create a unified wastewater system, a requisite of economic development that will benefit the neighboring cities, the county and the State of Nebraska.
KEY PROJECT FIGURES
These numbers include what impact the Southern Sarpy Unified Wastewater System build will have on Sarpy County and Nebraska.
~$15.7 billion in tax revenue for the State of Nebraska
NET NEW SPENDING
$37 billion in net new spending
NET NEW EARNINGS
$24 billion in net new earnings
NEW FULL-TIME JOBS
4,700+ new full-time jobs
IT'S A NECESSARY FIRST STEP
You need to build a sewer system before you can build new businesses and neighborhoods that will contribute to the local economy.
SARPY COUNTY IS GROWING QUICKLY
Sarpy is the fastest growing county in the state (20%) and well outpaces national growth (7%). To support that growth and expand the tax base, the county needs proper sewer infrastructure that will keep up with demand.
THE NEED IS OBVIOUS
The wastewater expansion project addresses a clear and pressing need.
The Agency breaks ground on the sewer project
The Agency bonds together
The system will be built in phases over 20-50 years as funding becomes available.
IT WILL STIMULATE GROWTH
The project will create jobs (4,700+); grow the tax base; generate billions in revenue for the State of Nebraska ($15.7B) and the immediate area; and improve the quality of life for residents, employers and workers.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT ACTING
BY NOT ACTING, THE STATE WILL MISS OUT ON POTENTIAL REVENUE
If we’re too slow to act, that doesn’t just slow down development – it likely moves development out of the state to locations where this infrastructure is in place and accessible. That means losing significant potential revenue.
THE UNIFIED SOUTHERN SARPY WASTEWATER PROJECT
The wastewater project will be concentrated south of the Sarpy ridgeline in an area that is now primarily rural land.
The Sarpy ridgeline runs from northwest to southeast. To this point, growth has occurred primarily north of the ridgeline where infrastructure already exists.
THERE IS A CLEAR NEED FOR THIS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT
A zero-interest loan from the NDEE is funding the first phase of the project, which started in 2022.
THIS PROJECT HAS HIGH IMPACT
User rates and connection fees will help fund additional construction.
THIS PROJECT IS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER
Funding is not coming from property tax dollars.