The city of Wakefield provides electric, water, sewer and trash services to residents. Application for utility services can be made at the City Office at 405 Main Street. A utility deposit of $175.00 is required for service connection.
The city of Wakefield owns their electrical system and has an agreement with Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) for its operations and maintenance. The city purchases their total power requirements from NPPD at wholesale. Power is delivered to the city by means of a 69 kV line connecting to a substation at Wayne and Emerson. The distribution substation capacity is 10MVA and the distribution voltage is 7,200/12,470 volts.
The municipal water system in Wakefield is supplied by four wells, which have an average depth of 100 feet. Combined pumping capacity is 900 gallons per minute and overhead storage capacity of 200,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity of 1,496,000 gallons per day. Static pressure is 65 pounds per square inch and the residual pressure is 60 pounds. A new water tower on the south edge of town is currently under construction with a completion date of June, 2015.
The City of Wakefield has a municipal sanitary sewage system with a lagoon type treatment facility.
Solid Waste Disposal
The city contracts with Gill Hauling, a privately owned waste removal service, for all residential pick-ups. Waste is transported and disposed of at Gill Landfill in Jackson, Nebraska. Garbage containers and recycling totes are provided by the hauler.
The city’s contracted garbage hauler offers curbside recycling for residential customers. The city also has a recycling trailer located at the city maintenance shed, 303 Oak Street.