Utilities & Natural Resources

On the natural resources front, a groundwater quality management area was established, an Integrated Management Plan to further protect water resources in the area was implemented in 2008 along with previously adopted groundwater guardian program and an Environmental Trust wildlife refuge area developed.

Another unique aspect of Sidney is the entire electric grid of the United States is tied together at Sidney with the Western Area Power Administration electrical grid tie station, known as the Virginia Smith Converter Station connecting energy from the east and west coast.


  • ELECTRIC The City of Sidney owns, operates and maintains its own municipal power supply and electric distribution system.
  • WATER The City supplies and maintains its own water system, which is supplied from 15 groundwater wells.  The system has six water storage reservoirs with a combined total capacity of 3.1 million gallons.  In 2015, the city pumped 550 million gallons of water with an average peak demand of 3,975,000 gallons per day.
  • WASTE WATER The City of Sidney has its own wastewater Treatment Facility, upgraded in 2009-2010.  It is designed with a daily flow of 1.16 million gallons per day, with a peak flow of 1.69 million gallons.
  • SOLID WASTE The City of Sidney operates a Subtitle B landfill, completed in 2012, as well as a Construction & Demolition site (C&D).  Other services provided to the community include composting, tree and wood waste disposal, recycling and trash collection.

Wind Energy

The availability of wind channels ranks the area very attractive to wind energy development and several hundred wind generators are located just south and south west of Sidney with many additional plans unfolding for new development opportunities for wind energy in the future.

For the convenience of our customers, we have provided a link to the City utility services, gas service, satellite, television, cable and telephone and cellular services.

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