1135 M Street, Suite 200 Lincoln, NE 68508
The Lincoln Electric System (LES), a publicly owned utility, supplies electric service to Lincoln and surrounding communities. A nationwide survey, conducted annually by KPMG LLP ranks the rates paid by LES customers among the lowest 10 percent in the country. Rates have increased only three times since 1985. The combined increases have been far below the rate of inflation over the period.
System Average Interruption Duration: 43.1 min. (2010) U.S. average 180 min.
Black Hills Energy/Aquila, a full-service natural gas distribution company, is the retail supplier of natural gas in Lincoln. Commercial customers can select pricing options to stabilize their rates under the "Business Energy Options" program. In addition, Black Hills assists large-volume users with customized services tailored to their specific needs including firm or interruptible gas transportation services, billing, metering, and location analysis.
Local (land line) business and residential phone service providers include: Windstream Communications, Time Warner Cable, Unite Private Networks, and PinPoint Network Solutions. Fiber is generally available within 1/2 mile of a business site across the Lincoln area. Cellular phone service is available from multiple carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular.
Local telecommunications providers also offer a variety of high speed internet options for business and residential customers.
The City of Lincoln Department of Public Works provides water and wastewater services.
|Daily Capacity:||131 million gallons/day|
|Average Daily Consumption:||41.9 million gallons/day|
|Daily Peak Demand:||113 million gallons|
|Cost:||Two fee tiers based on use|
The existing Lincoln wastewater collection system service area covers 13 drainage basins encompassing over 80 square miles. The system includes over 800 miles of wastewater collection pipelines ranging in size from 8 inches to 90 inches in diameter.
|Wastewater Treatment Type:||Activated sludge, trickling filter|
|Capacity:||38 million gallons/day|
|Daily Load:||33 million gallons/day|
|Cost:||$1.86/unit based on water use|