Renovations complete for Fontenelle Lagoon


WAVERLE: REGINIA HILL SAYS SHE’S
SEEN THE GOOD AND BAD OF
FONTENELLE PARK. SHE LIVES NOT TOO FAR FROM THE
AREA.>>IT WAS A LITTLE DEPRESSING,
BECAUSE IT WAS A LOT OF DEBRIS,
AND IT REALLY WASN’T KEPT UP. WAVERLE: WITH A LITTLE ELBOW
GREASE, AND A $2 MILLION PROJECT
FROM THE CITY, FONTENELLE PARK
SERVES MULTIPLE PURPOSES.>>IT’S VERY RELAXING, TRANQUIL. I CAN WALK UP HERE, I CAN BRING
MY DOGS UP HERE.>>THIS PROJECT IS CONTRIBUTING
TO OUR EFFORTS TO SAVE MILLIONS
OF DOLLARS. WAVERLE: THE CITY AND PUBLIC
WORKS ARE RENOVATING SEVERAL
PARKS IN THE METRO UNDER T
CLEAN SOLUTIONS FOR OMAHA, A
FEDERAL MANDATE TO SEPARATE THE
SEWER SYSTEMS.>>WE’RE CAPTURING THE WATER
HERE INSTEAD OF BUILDING MORE
COSTLY BIG PIPES DOWNSTREAM. WAVERLE: PUBLIC WORKS SAYS THIS
WILL ELIMINATE BACK-UPS IN
BASEMENTS AND TOO MUCH WATER
FLOWING INTO THE MISSOURI RIVER.>>MANY OF THE LARGE CSO
PROJECTS COMPLETED AND PLANNED
HAVE SOME TYPE OF GREEN
COMPONENT. WAVERLE: THE LAGOON WAS ONLY A
FOOT DEEP WHEN THE PROJECT
STARTED. NOW, IN SOME PARTS, THE LAGOON
IS 11 FEET DEEP AND 8.5 ACRES
ROUND.>>IT SEEMS GENERATION AFTER
GENERATION, WE CONTINUE TO
CELEBRATE THIS PARKS
IMPROVEMENTS AND ALL IT HAS TO
OFFER. WAVERLE: HALL SAYS THIS WILL
SHOW PEOPLE WHAT NORTH OMAHA IS
ALL ABOUT.>>I’M HOPING THAT A LOT OF
PEOPLE COME OUT, DIFFERENT AGE
GROUPS AND DIVERSITIES FROM ALL
AROUND THE CITY. GIVE NORTH OMAHA A CHANCE TO
SHINE. WAVERLE: IN OMAHA, WAVERLE
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