2018 Tree Line USA


Nebraska City Utilities named “2018 Tree Line USA” by Arbor Day Foundation

Nebraska City, Neb. (April 13, 2018) – The Arbor Day Foundation has named Nebraska City Utilities a 2018 Tree Line USA in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State
Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance
America’s urban trees. Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable
electricity while maintaining health community forests.

“Trees are a critical part of urban landscapes all across the United States,” said Dan Lambe,
president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Service providers like Nebraska City Utilities
demonstrate that it’s possible for trees and utilities to co-exist for the benefit of communities and

Nebraska City Utilities achieved Tree Line USA by meeting five program standards.  Utilities must follow industry standards for quality tree care; provide annual worker training in best tree-care practices; sponsor a tree-planting and public education program; maintain a tree-based energy conservation program; and participate in an Arbor Day celebration.

More information about Tree Line USA click here.

About Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million mermber nonprofit
conservation and education orgarnzation with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and
celebrate hees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.


Click here for Tree Trimming Practices

For more information, contact:
Danny Cohn, 402-47 3-9563





Rural Energy for America Program

What does this program do?
Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

Who may apply?
• Agricultural producers with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations, and
• Small businesses in eligible rural areas. (continue reading)

Energy Saving Tips


  • Preheat oven only for baked foods that require precise temperatures such as breads, cookies, and cakes.  Casseroles, roasts, and broiled foods don’t need to go into a warm oven.
  • Vacuum the refrigerator coils twice a year.  Dirty coils make the refrigerator work harder and use more energy.
  • Turn your oven off about five minutes before cooking time is complete.
  • When a 1/4 inch layer of frost has accumulated, it is time to defrost.  Frost acts as an insulator and forces the appliance to work harder.
  • Clean the lint filter after every load of laundry.  This decreases the drying time and increases the airflow.
  • Use a covered pan to boil water.  It will use less energy and is much faster.
  • Use microwave ovens to save energy and reduce cooking time.
  • Consider washing and drying dishes by hand, rather than using a dishwasher.

When cooking – don’t continually open oven door to check on food, you lose 20% of your heat every time the door is opened.

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Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling Program

Nebraska City Utilities would like to encourage the responsible and efficient use of electricity by providing its Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Program which pays residents $35.00 to recycle old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers. This Program is being funded by the Nebraska City Utility Electric Department and its Program to develop wise conservation and efficiencies as part of its integrated Resource Plan for the Electric Department. The Rebate Program, is available to all current Residential Electric customers of Nebraska City Utilities and is limited to two appliances per customer. Recycling older, inefficient refrigerators and freezers accomplishes multiple benefits

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Heating Tips and Assistance


Date October 5, 2017                                                       402-873-3353                                         

NEBRASKA CITY UTILITIES encourages winterizing your home to save on your natural gas & electric heating bill

With colder temperatures on the way, NEBRASKA CITY UTILITIES encourages its natural gas & electric customers to take some simple, low cost steps now to winterize homes and save money on heating bills by reducing natural gas and/or electric usage.

NEBRASKA CITY UTILITIES encourages homeowners to consider implementing some of these low-cost measures:

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