CHESTER — Village officials here soon will begin charting the community's water and sewer lines in an effort to have everything on record.
The small Thayer County town along the Kansas state line is one of four communities sharing $98,500 in Community Development Block Grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for planning projects. Chester received $19,000 to develop a utility planning study.
To match the $19,000 grant, Chester will provide $7,000: $3,500 in cash disbursement and $3,500 in payment-in-kind with labor from Raymond Wit, Chester village superintendent.
Joe Carbonneau, chairman of the Chester Village Board, said the utility planning study will record all water shutoffs and mains in the village.