Economic progress in Clarkson since 1995 includes several expansions of Bluebird Nursery and the construction of a new concession stand in the City Park. The Opera House is now managed by the Clarkson Community Opera House, Inc. organization which formed in January 2002. The current organization expects to maintain the Opera House as a viable facility on main street. The Physicians Clinic is now CHI Clarkson Clinic. A new medical clinic building is currently in use.
In March of 2002, a bond issue passed for a new addition to the Clarkson Public Schools. This 26,000 square foot addition consists of a 1,100 seat gymnasium and six classrooms.
After major renovation of the dental clinic, Clarkson now has a dentist that is in town one day a week.
Seven area radio stations and many area television stations carry local news.
The Columbus Municipal Airport, 35 miles southwest of Clarkson, and the Karl Stefan Memorial Airport in Norfolk is 35 miles northwest of Clarkson. Commercial air service is also available at Omaha's Eppley Airfield, 85 miles southeast of Clarkson, with approximately 80 flights per day and the Lincoln Airport, located about 85 miles south-southeast of Clarkson.
Loup Power District provides electric service to Clarkson and over 20 other communities in its four-county service area of Boone, Colfax, Nance, and Platte Counties. Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is the wholesale provider for Loup Power District. Working in partnership with the state's rural public power districts, cooperatives, and municipalities, NPPD helps serve an estimated 800,000 Nebraskans with retail and wholesale electric power and energy-related products and services. Loup Power District, Nebraska Public Power District and Cornhusker Public Power District serve the rural areas around Clarkson and are headquartered in Columbus, Neb., 35 miles southwest of Clarkson.
The municipal water system in Clarkson is supplied by two wells, which have an average depth of 145 feet. The system has a combined pumping capacity of 940 gallons per minute and an overhead storage capacity of 200,000 gallons. The average daily demand is 58,000 gallons, and the historic peak daily demand is 230,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity of 222,560 gallons per day. The static pressure is 82 pounds and the residual pressure is 54 pounds per square inch.
Groundwater is available for industrial uses. Three wells produce 940 gallons of water per minute. The quality of water in Clarkson does not necessitate a water treatment plant.
Clarkson has a municipal sanitary sewerage system and a storm sewer system. The lagoon type treatment facility, built in 1992, was designed to handle a population of 800. The plant has an average daily flow of 65,000 gallons.
For additional information regarding rates and service, please contact the City of Clarkson, PO Box 18, Clarkson, NE 68629 or call (402) 892-3100.
Privately owned solid waste removal services are available in Clarkson. Albracht Disposal Services and Waste Connections of NE are available in Clarkson. Please contact the City Office for further information at (402) 892-3100.
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