Hundreds of people are still without running water after the Spencer Dam collapse, nearly two weeks ago. An 11-foot wave of ice and water took out the 90-year old Spencer Dam in the early morning hours of March 14th, 2019. The dam collapse took out the main water line feeding nearly all of Boyd County.
While plenty of water has been donated, we are trying to raise money to hire a contractor to bore a new water line. We expect towns in Boyd County to be without water for another four to eight weeks.
We have received word that we will receive money from FEMA, but it won’t cover all the costs and we likely won’t receive money for up to three years. To bore a new line, the cost will be approximately $1.1 million dollars. Right now, the Boyd County Rural Water District is trying to raise $400,000 to pay for their share of
the boring in addition to providing temporary water to the district.
If you’d like to help get water restored in Boyd County, Nebraska, you can donate to our “Go Fund Me” account here: http://bit.ly/SpencerDamFundraiser. Or checks can be sent here:
Boyd County Rural Water District #2 Disaster Fund
Farmer’s State Bank
P.O. Box 217
Spencer, NE 68777