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Beatrice, NE Demographics

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The City of Beatrice is in the center of Gage County and is the county seat, with a population of 12,496. In addition to Gage County's population of 21,806, the community draws from a nine-county adjacent area with available labor force of 214,646. This labor force figure is significant since Lincoln is just 35 miles to the north of Beatrice. With a solid base of manufacturers present and manufacturing history in the community, there is an excellent pool of experienced workforce to draw from.

Roads connecting to Beatrice and the Gage County Industrial Park site are excellent. Interstate 80 is just 39 miles to the north of Beatrice on Highway 77 which is a four lane expressway. Beatrice and Gage County is in the center of the country with great accessibility and outstanding transportation infrastructure here.  

Beatrice offers local incentives for businesses that have an interest in moving here or growing here. Direct loans or grants are available to qualifying businesses thru the Local Option Municipal Act fund and Community Development Block Grant funds. The county implemented a new fund to be used as needed for businesses interested in this area and tax increment financing is available for improvements. 

The Beatrice area community has superb quality of living amenities including an excellent school system, ample recreation venues and activities, including hiking and biking trails, theaters, good medical care with a new state of the art hospital, historical sites and attractions, community celebrations, and many churches. The area is rich in culture and history, as it is the home of the Homestead National Monument. 

Click here for the 2016 Beatrice Community Guide.  

Recent and significant local investments have been made to:

  • The Beatrice Community Hospital opened its new facility on the north edge of Beatrice in February of 2012.  In 2016, a $7.2M clinical services expansion was completed.   
  • A new sports complex near the Beatrice High School facility. 
  • Recent improvements nearly complete to enhance the Beatrice Public Library facility. 
  • Restoration in 2012 of the Historic Carnegie Building (housing NGage, the Chamber, and Gage County Tourism offices). 
  • Renovation and restoration of the Gage County Courthouse. 
  • A two-phase downtown revitalization project, including street paying, sidewalks, concrete planters and historical lighting along 5th St. 

 

City of Beatrice website www.beatrice.ne.gov

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Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 838 747 722
5-9 751 717 715
10-14 735 685 698
15-19 753 678 647
20-24 756 754 679
25-29 751 728 738
30-34 656 683 692
35-39 627 613 647
40-44 691 619 620
45-49 879 743 640
50-54 919 877 758
55-59 874 907 810
60-64 664 791 826
65-69 561 678 729
70-74 545 595 660
75-79 486 478 524
80-84 452 403 372
85+ 499 507 476
18+ 9,624 9,631 9,412
Median Age 43 44 44
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Beatrice city 2016
Total 12,205
White Alone 94.480
Black Alone 1.040
American Indian Alone 0.670
Asian Alone 0.820
Pacific Islander Alone 0.020
Some Other Race 0.980
Two or More Races 2.000
Hispanic Origin 2.880
Diversity Index 15.700
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 5,406 5,502 5,473 5,400
Housing Units 5,841 6,068 6,101 6,085
Owner Occupied Units 3,342 3,309
Renter Occupied Units 2,131 2,090
Vacant Units 628 685
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Beatrice city 2016 2021
Median Household $42,115 $50,801
Average Household $53,562 $60,303
Per Capita $24,018 $27,186
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Beatrice city 2016
<$15,000 848
$15,000 - $24,999 804
$25,000 - $34,999 590
$35,000 - $49,999 886
$50,000 - $74,999 1,119
$75,000 - $99,999 651
$100,000 - $149,999 426
$150,000 - $199,999 83
$200,000+ 67
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Beatrice, NE Quality Life

Educational Facilities

School District 15 in Gage County covers 158 square miles. This Class 3 district is accredited "AA" by the Nebraska Department of Education and North Central Association. The public High School, built in 1998, has a maximum capacity of 900 and houses the Hevelone Center, a community performing arts facility. Beatrice High School seniors achieved a high score of 94.1 per cent in their writing assessment skills, out performing the statewide average of 93.9 per cent. Vocational courses offered in the High School include family science, auto mechanics, welding, wood working, drafting, electronics, and business classes. Southeast Community College through collaboration with the Beatrice High School has formed a Career Academy Partnership that will provide high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level classes.


Recreational Facilities

Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes

   Public Golf Course(s): 1
   Private Golf Course(s): 1
   Public Tennis Court(s): 10
   Public Swimming Pool(s): 2
   Public Park(s): 16
   Public Camp Ground(s): 3

Nearest Public Access to Lake or River: 8 mile(s)
Camping: Yes
Swimming: Yes
Fishing: Yes
Motorized Boats: Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing: Yes

Beatrice currently has 16 parks, including the Veteran's Memorial Park and the Skate Park. There are 12 ball diamonds, in which 6 are lighted, and Christenson Field. Recreational facilities include bowling, roller skating, miniature golfing, and a full-service YMCA facility. Through the direction of Beatrice Youth Recreation, softball, baseball, and midget football programs are available. Annual celebrations within Beatrice include the Gage County Fair in July and a Homestead Days Celebration with a parade the last weekend in June. Other recreational activities include golfing, a hike and bike trail, movie theatres, and a gun club.


Housing

Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years: $125
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House: $610
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment: $460
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years): $90,700


Health Faciities

Number of Hospitals in Community: 1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s): 25
Number of Outpatient Clinics: 3

Medical Personnel in or Serving Community

Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s): 25
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s): 10
Nurse(s) (registered or practical): 118
Optometrist(s) / Ophthalmologist(s): 6
Veterinarian(s): 4

The Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, with 18 active medical staff and about 100 consulting, affiliate and courtesy medical staff. The hospital employs four hospitalists and four emergency room doctors. The hospital provides a full range of services, including inpatient medical, surgical and intensive care, labor and delivery, outpatient surgery, monthly specialty clinics, physical, occupational and speech therapies, a laboratory, diagnostic imaging, a sleep study lab, a wellness center, a children’s clinic and a women’s clinic with two female OB-GYNs. Of the 18 active medical staff working at the hospital and living in Beatrice, there are: 9 Family Practice Physicians, 2 Internists, 2 OB-GYNs, 4 Hospitalists, and 1 General Surgeon. The Beatrice Community Hospital and Healthcare Center will be the first tenant in the Northgate Crossing development.


Commercial Services

Basic economic activities of Beatrice, the county seat, include manufacturing,retail and wholesale sales, tourism, and agricultural enterprises. Beatrice now has over 500 businesses, ranging from financial institutions, retail shops, restaurants, industry and services. Because Beatrice is the hub for Gage County, it has an extended primary trade area.

Machine Shops in City: 8
Tool & Die Services in City: 3
Electric Motor Repair Services in City: 1

Type of Newspaper in City: Daily
Local Radio Station(s): 2

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable: 6
Cable Antenna Television Serves City: Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received: 92

Number of Protestant Churches: 22
Number of Catholic Churches: 1

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community: 5
Total Number of Rooms Available: 266

Number of Banks in City: 6    

Chamber of Commerce: Yes
Chamber Executive is Full-Time: Yes


Community Notes

The City of Beatrice along with other entities work to make our area a pro-active business climate for ALL companies from manufacturing to technology. We are committed to providing information that will assist in your business decision to locate and/or expand in Beatrice.


Suggested Sites

City of Beatrice, Nebraska »
Gage County, Nebraska »
Main Street Beatrice, Nebraska »
Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce »

Local Development Contact

Glennis McClure
Executive Director

NGage
218 North 5th Street
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
(402) 228-5869
Website »
Email>>

State Contacts

Courtney Dentlinger,Director
Neb. Dept. of Economic Development
PO Box 94666
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3125 
Email »
Website »

Mary Plettner, Economic Development Manager
Nebraska Public Power District
PO Box 499
1414 15th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 563-5534 
Fax: (402) 563-5090
E-mail »
Website »

Home Value

Beatrice city 2016 2021
Median Home Value $118,897 $147,061
Average Home Value $144,928 $166,516
<$50,000 471 346
$50,000 - $99,999 895 644
$100,000 - $149,999 807 706
$150,000 - $199,999 578 754
$200,000 - $249,999 195 320
$250,000 - $299,999 144 226
$300,000 - $399,999 183 244
$400,000 - $499,999 2 4
$500,000 - $749,999 46 46
$750,000 - $999,999 0 0
$1,000,000 + 21 19
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 26
2000-2009 413
1990-1999 598
1980-1989 389
1970-1979 1,032
1960-1969 945
1950-1959 656
1940-1949 476
1939 or Before 1,564
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 5,818
In-County Residents 4,889
Out-of-County Residents 881
Drive Alone 4,948
Carpooled 581
Public Transport 0
Work at Home 128
Less than 5 minutes 489
5-9 minutes 2,046
10-14 minutes 1,370
15-19 minutes 555
20-24 minutes 122
25-29 minutes 99
30-34 minutes 211
35-39 minutes 32
40-44 minutes 115
45-59 minutes 451
60-89 minutes 116
90+ minutes 84
Average Travel Time 16
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Beatrice, NE Workforce Occupations

Labor Stats

Local Manufacturing Characteristics

Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) promotes business development to enhance economic opportunities, amenities, and quality of life for the benefit of the residents of Beatrice and the surrounding communities of Gage County, Nebraska. NGage staff and Board collaborates with private, local, regional, and state organizations to form strategic alliances for building economic growth in Beatrice, Gage County, and Nebraska. The Beatrice area's top private industries are manufacturing, trade, transportation, and utilities; which makeup over one-third of the area's employment. The largest non-manufacturers include government, healthcare services, and utilities. Diversity in employment is the key to our success now and in the future.

Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community: 16
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions: 0
Number of Manufacturing Employees: 1,165

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 8,960
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 21
Mining 0
Utilities 79
Construction 213
Manufacturing 945
Wholesale Trade 209
   
Retail Trade 2,297
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 95
Furn & Home Furnish Str 45
Electronics & Appl Store 44
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 1,176
Food & Beverage Stores 222
Health/Pers Care Stores 75
Gasoline Stations 13
Clothing/Accessory Store 47
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 27
General Merchandise Str 468
Misc Store Retailers 80
Nonstore Retailers 5
   
Transportation/Warehouse 125
Information 147
   
Finance & Insurance 206
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 93
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 36
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 77
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 108
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 257
Legal Services 51
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 29
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 113
Educational Services 559
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,902
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 110
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 668
Accommodation 63
Food Srv/Drinking Places 605
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 567
Auto Repair/Maintenance 116
Public Administration Emp 403
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Beatrice, NE Workforce Establishments

Local Labor Characteristics

The Beatrice area's top private industries are manufacturing, trade, transportation, and utilities; which make up over one-third of the area's employment. The largest non-manufacturers include government, health care services, and utilities. Diversity in employment is the key to our success now and in the future.

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 802
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 3
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 3
Construction Bus 55
Manufacturing Bus 21
Wholesale Trade Bus 33
   
Retail Trade Bus 127
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 14
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 6
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 6
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 22
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 11
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 13
Gasoline Stations Bus 2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 10
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 9
General Merchandise Str Bus 8
Misc Store Retailers Bus 24
Nonstore Retailers Bus 2
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 15
Information Bus 15
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 69
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 31
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 11
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 27
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 34
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 51
Legal Services Bus 12
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 20
Educational Services Bus 18
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 76
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 14
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 42
Accommodation Bus 5
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 37
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 133
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 28
Public Administration Bus 48
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Beatrice, NE Leading Employers

Business Climate

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Leading Employers in Community

1. Business Name: Beatrice State Developmental Center
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number Total: 700
Products/Service: Home and school for the mentally handicapped

2. Business Name: Exmark Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number Total: 340
Year Established: 1982
Products/Service: Commercial Turf Equipment

3. Business Name: Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number Total: 497
Products/Service: Medical

4. Business Name: Neapco Components
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number Total: 350
Year Established: 1981
Products/Service: Drive Line Components, Automotive Universal Joints, Constant
Velocity Joints, Assembled Drivelines for Agricultural & Recreational Vehicles

5. Business Name: Beatrice Public Schools
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number Total: 273
Products/Service: Education

6. Business Name: Mosaic
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number Total: 350
Products/Service: Home & School for the Mentally Handicapped

7. Business Name: Good Samaritan Society
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number Total: 120
Products/Service: Nursing Home & Assisted Living

8. Business Name: City of Beatrice
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number Total: 130
Products/Service: Government

 

Beatrice, NE Govt Taxation

Tax Structure

Actual valuation of City of Beatrice for 2014:  576,030,067.00

Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value)

Location Tax Rates
City 0.370223
County 0.336924
School 1.160844
Airport 0.036900
Other 0.0001187
Total 2.018927
Bond Indebtness 4,975,000
  665,000

All real property is subject to be taxed at its actual value. Agricultural land is valued at 75 percent of its actual value. Personal property that is used in a trade or business and is depreciable is subject to tax at its "net book value." All other personal property is exempt from taxation.

 


Municipal Services

Type of Government: Mayor/Council    
Comprehensive City Plan: Yes, 2006 (year)
City Manager: Yes    
City Engineer: Yes    
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect: Yes    
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect: Yes    
Garbage Service Provider: Private    
Public Library in City: Yes   

Percent of Streets Paved: 90 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel: 23
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel: 8
Number Full-Time Police Officers: 22

Fire Insurance Class
Inside City: ISO 3
Outside City: ISO 9

Beatrice, a first-class city, has a mayor-council form of government and a city administrator.

Beatrice, NE Workers Comp Unemployment

Statewide

Monthly Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment data in Nebraska for October 2012

Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate (%)
1,026,289 990,418 35,871 3.5

 

Gage County

Monthly Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment data in the Gage County, NE region for October 2012

Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment UnEmployment Rate (%)
12,034 11,518 516 4.3

 

Southeast Nebraska

Monthly Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment data in the Southeast Region for October 2012

Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate (%)
60,411 58,203 2,208 3.7

Beatrice, NE Available Real Estate

Assets

Available Buildings

Beatrice has buildings ranging in size from 10,000 s/f. to 274,000 s/f.

Details Available Online: Yes
Details Available in Print: Yes

Sites

Beatrice has four sites totaling 237.15 acres.

1) The Gage County Industrial Park is located in northwest Beatrice adjacent to the Beatrice Airport, with access off of U.S. Highway 77 a four-lane (north/south) expressway. A total of 74-acres are available in the Gage County Industrial Park. The 74-acre site is shovel ready (EAS Phase I and Geo Tech Study completed).

2) The Airport site has three 1.55 acre lots available. The Airport lots are prime/frontage property, as they face U.S. Highway 77.

3) The 155 acre multi use development, Northgate Crossing, is located in northwest Beatrice off of U.S. Highway 77.

Controlled  Sites Available in Community: 3

Suggested links for further information on available sites:
74 acre industrial site »

Beatrice, NE Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 682
Graduated High School 2,407
Associates Degree 962
Bachelor's Degree 1,384
Graduate Degree 535
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $5,208,523
College School Books/Supplies $250,440
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $5,134
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Beatrice, NE Transportation

Infrastructure

Motor Carriers

More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.

Motor carriers

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community

  Federal State County
Interstate Hwys      
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys 1    
Improved Two-Lane Hwys 1 1  
  Hwy. Name Miles  
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy Interstate 80 39  
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy U.S. Highway 77    

 

U.S. Highways 77 (north-south) and 136 (east-west) intersect in Beatrice. East-west Nebraska Highway 4 also passes through the community. Currently, there aren't any local road restrictions. U.S. Highway 77 has been resurfaced and widened to a four-lane expressway connecting 39 miles north to Interstate 80 and Lincoln. U.S. Highway 136 connects to Interstate 29, 62 miles east. 

Trucking map

 

Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots

Destination Distance by Hwy Miles Days by Railroad Days by Motor Freight
Omaha 99  1-2 days 1 Day
Lincoln 39 1-2 days 1 Day
Chicago 563 1-3 days 1-2 days
Dallas 581  3-4 days 2-3 days
Denver 524 1-3 days 1-2 days
Kansas City 179 1-3 days 1-2 days
Los Angeles 1535 4-7 days 2-3 days
Minneapolis 474 1-3 days 1-2 days
New York 1337 4-7 days 3-5 days
St. Louis 438  1-3 days 2-3 days

Air

The Beatrice Airport, located in north Beatrice, is adjacent to the Industrial Parks which is just off U.S. Highway 77. The Beatrice Airport is a fully equipped airport for corporate jet traffic. The airport, covering 600 acres, is in a continuous expansion program. It has two lighted 100' wide concrete runways, one 5,600' long and the other 4,400' long. The airport has 100 Octane Low Lead Fuel, Jet Fuel, storage hangers, and transportation services available. Elevation is 1,318 feet. The Lincoln Commercial Airport is within 39 miles north of Beatrice. The Omaha Eppley Airport is 80 minutes from Beatrice and the Kansas City International Airport is just over 2 hours from Beatrice. All are served by most major airlines. Duncan Aviation, located adjacent to the Lincoln Airport, provides corporate jet services within 39 miles north of Beatrice.

Distance to nearest public airport: 1 minute(s)
Elevation: 1,318 feet
Length of longest runway: 5,600 feet
Runway lighted: Yes
Private aircraft storage available: Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available: Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation: 39 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport
Omaha Eppley International: 99 miles
Kansas City International: 179 miles
Denver International: 517 miles

 


Barge

Beatrice is served by a branch line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, with one freight train daily. Amtrak provides Lincoln, 39 miles north of Beatrice, with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. The Superliner features coach and first-class accommodations and dining car service. Travel time is l0 1/2 hours to Chicago and 39 hours to the West Coast. Amtrak has one train each way daily.

Beatrice, NE Utilities

Utilities

Water: Rated Capacity 9.5 mgd, Ave demand 4.2 mgd

Sewer: Rated Capacity 5.0 mgd, Ave demand 2.4 mgd

Rail: BNSF (sites can be optioned if rail service is required)


Electricity

State Electric Power Deregulated: No

Electric System Operator: City of Beatrice
phone -    (402) 228-5211

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District
Econ Dev: 800-282-6773 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
website »
e-mail »

Comments: Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska's electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD's professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing » or by calling (800) 282-6773. Further information can be found online »  Utility information can be found online »

Additional Comments: The City of Beatrice Board of Public Works retails power purchased from Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to the citizens of Beatrice. The city is provided with three alternate 34,000-volt feeder lines from a 115,000-volt substation located on the northwest edge of the city. An additional 34,500-volt alternate feeder line is provided from a new 115,000-volt substation southeast of the city. Total transmissions system capacity is approximately 112 MVA. NPPD's 115,000-volt substations are an integral part of a 115,000-volt statewide system, which is supported with interconnections with the Southwest Area Power Pool. A portion of the distribution system is 12.5 kV with the remainder at 4.16 kV. The distribution system has a total transformer capacity of approximately 62.5 MVA.


Natural Gas

Natural Gas Service Available: Yes    
Supplier in Community: Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy is the retail supplier of natural gas in Beatrice. The transmission provider is Northern Gas Pipe Line. Black Hills Energy is a full-service natural gas distribution company with Nebraska headquarters in Lincoln. Natural gas with an average value of 1,000 BTU per cubic foot is available for residential, commercial, and industrial customers for base and peak use on a firm basis. Interruptible service is available for commercial and industrial customers with alternate fuel capability. Annual curtailment of interruptible customers varies with the type of service selected by the customer. Rates vary slightly due to seasonal and commodity price fluctuation. Current rates for the commercial/light industrial class customer, as well as one year’s history for the Nebraska Area 3, can be found on Black Hills’ website » Black Hills Energy has open transportation access on their system allowing for other providers (marketers) on their system. All marketers must be certified by the Nebraska Public Service Commission. Presently the Nebraska Public Service Commission's web site indicates tweleve certified marketers. Black Hills Energy's transportation rates are negotiated on a case-by-case basis for industrial customers with large usage. For further information, contact: Cheryl Brandenburgh, External Affairs Manager for Black Hills Energy-Nebraska at 402-437-1850 or e-mail »


Water

Provider: Beatrice Board of Public Works    
Major Source: wells    
If Wells, Average Depth: 225 feet
Rated Capacity: 9.5 mgd
Average Capacity: 4.200 mgd
Peak Demand: 8.900 mgd
Storage Capacity: 9,500,000 gallons
Hardness: 261 ppm
Treated: No    
Temperature Range: 54-70 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The municipal water system in Beatrice is supplied by 12 ground wells that range in depth from 95 - 225 feet. The system, serving 100 percent of the city's population, has a combined pumping capacity of 7,000 gallons per minute. Two elevated storage tanks have capacity for 1.5 million gallons of water and two underground storage reservoirs have a capacity of 8 million gallons for a total of 9.5 million gallons. The average daily water demand for the city is 2.4 million gallons, the historic peak demand is 6.7 million gallons, and the maximum daily capacity is 19.6 million gallons. The static pressure averages 60 pounds and the residual pressure averages 50 pounds per square inch.


Sanitation/Waste Water

Name of Provider: Beatrice Board of Public Works    
Type of Service: primary/secondary    
Rated Capacity: 5.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand: 1.2 (mgd)
Peak Demand: 4.400 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee: Yes

Beatrice has a municipal sanitary sewerage system consisting of a combination RBC and trickling filter system. The treatment plant, built in 1983, has a daily capacity of 5.0 million gallons. The average daily flow is 1.2 million gallons and the histroic peak daily discharge is 4.4 million gallons. An Ultraviolet Disinfection System was added to the plant in 1997 to help ensure safe discharge water.


Telecommunications

Name of Local Service Provider: Windstream Communications    
Number of Long Distance Service Providers: 2

Windstream Communications serves the Beatrice area with a digital central office fed by a self-healing fiber ring. DMS 100, fiber optic, T-carrier, ISDN, and DSL are provided as well as dialup and wireless 1+data. Dual feed from two switching offices is available. Fiber redundant diverse routing is available. A full-service retail and customer service center is located in Beatrice, providing customer's personal access to service representatives. Installation and maintenance personnel are also headquartered in Beatrice. Extended local calling area service to all communities in Gage County is available.

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