New water, new jobs

NORFOLK -- A new water tower should bring in more industry to northeast Nebraska, according to city officials.

The city of Norfolk built a new tower last year, northeast of town. Construction cost the city $1.38 million, according to the water division's director Dennis Watts.

This week, it is being painted.

Watts said it will be good for business when it's running in August.

"It'll benefit the residents because we can serve any industry that comes into Norfolk [now]," Watts said. 

It holds 750,000 gallons, significantly more than the only other existing tower.

It should last 50 to 75 years.