The unofficial poll conducted by the Central District Water Users represents a select group of the surface water users. It may not be a fair reflection of all 1,100 surface water accounts served by Central.
Opponents of the merger have asked for more transparency and additional meetings. Central and Dawson PPD have responded throughout the entire 30-month process, by offering open houses, public meetings, personal invitations, tours, and open access to documents on their websites. To address the opposition’s concerns about board actions on water issues, customers of each district, including a CDWU board member, helped write the Platte River Public Power and Irrigation District’s bylaws, which were approved by Central’s board and endorsed by Dawson PPD’s board on July 5.
Central and Dawson PPD remain willing to meet with CDWU’s leadership and their members. As always, we invite anyone who has questions, concerns or would just like to learn more, please call either district or send a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, both districts continue to take the steps to implement what the boards approved last October – consolidation to benefit all of south-central Nebraska as PRPPID.
Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
Dawson Public Power District