NORFOLK – In a recent Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) board meeting, members decided to move forward with sending out compliance notifications about installation of flow meters.
In a release within the LENRD boundaries, all active wells which pump greater than 50 gallons per minute are required to have a flow meter installed.
Following the January 24 meeting, owners of irrigation wells impacted by the meter installation requirement who have yet to install on their well were sent these notices.
Those individuals who receive a compliance notification in the mail will have until April 1, 2019 to install their meters, if they wish to irrigate in 2019. If meters are not installed by April 1, a notice of intent to issue a cease and desist order will follow. The letter will also provide reference to the consequences that could occur, if a well owner elects to ignore the requirement.
In other business, eight board members recently took the Oath of Office and settled into their four-year terms. They include Chad Korth, Meadow Grove; Scott Clausen, Norfolk; Scott McHenry, Norfolk; Bob Noonan, Humphrey; Kurt Janke, Wayne; Dennis Schultz, Wisner; Roger Gustafson, Emerson and Joel Hansen, Wayne.
The board also elected officers for 2019. They are: Joel Hansen, Wayne, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Alternate; Dennis Schultz, Wisner, Past-Chairman; Scott McHenry, Norfolk, NARD Delegate; David Kathol, Norfolk, Treasurer; Matt Steffen, West Point, Secretary; Gary Loftis, Craig, Chairman and Kurt Janke, Wayne, Vice-Chairman.
The next LENRD board meeting will be Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the LENRD office at 1508 Square Turn Boulevard in Norfolk. Stay connected with the LENRD by subscribing to their email list at www.lenrd.org.