Stealth Broadband CenturyLink
(402) 347-1010 (877) 837-5738.
Several Nebraska radio stations carry local news and weather to the area including: KJSK 900AM, KKOT 93.5FM, KLIR 101.1KLIR 101.1FM and KTTT 1510AM in Columbus, KWPN 840 AM, 107.9FM in West Point, WJAG 780AM, 99USA 92.7FM, KPNO 90.9FM, KNEN 94.7FM, KXNE 89.3FM and KEXL 106.7FM in Norfolk, KHUB 1340AM and KFMT 105.5FM in Fremont and KZEN 100.3FM in Central City. Television stations that serve the Howells community include: WOWT, KETV and KMTV in Omaha and KOLN-TV in Lincoln.
The Howells Journal is the local weekly newspaper. Contact Anna Hays for more info:
Loup Public Power District
2404 15th Street
PO Box 988
Columbus, NE 68602-0988
Office: 402-564-3171, Fax: 402-564-0970
There are currently no natural gas lines in Howells.
Howells is active in recycling aluminum, #1 plastics, & #2 plastics. The recycling trailer can be filled 24 hours a day. It is located a 1/2 block Southwest of the Howells Cooperative. The Village of Howells is responsible for emptying the trailer when the recycle tubs are full. This money goes toward the Howells Pool Fund. A cage is located by the Howells baseball field for recycling aluminum. This money goes toward the Howells Youth Baseball fund.
Unfortunately, there are currently no options for recycling paper & card board.
Colfax County Recycling Facility is located on West Highway 30 in Schuyler.
- STEEL (food cans only, rinsed out)
- PLASTICS (only #1 and #2)
- Call 402-352-3101 for computers without the monitors will be accepted. Items for reuse: Eye glasses, hearing aides, NI-Cad batteries, Computer disks and CD’s.
Howells has municipal sanitary sewerage system and a storm sewer system. The two-cell lagoon treatment facility was built in 1966 and designed for a population of 800. The system has an average daily flow of 40,000 gallons and a historic peak daily discharge of 60,000 gallons.
It is very important to not flush wet wipes! It can cause severe damage to the sewer pump system & clog sewer lines.
Need a dumpster? Call the village office for more information. (402) 986-1666.
Have oversized junk that doesn’t fit in your dumpster? You can haul these items to the Northeast Coalition landfill North of Clarkson or the Butler County Landfill East of David City. Call the landfills first to make sure they can accept your items.
There has been some recent policy changes at the Clarkson landfill. They do not accept any local trash anymore, but they may make an exception for 1 small load. Call to find out.
57220 825th Rd.
Clarkson, NE 68629
Monday – Friday: 7 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Saturday: 7 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Butler County Landfill
3588 R Rd.
David City, NE 68632
Monday – Friday 7 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Saturday: 7 A.M. – 12 P.M.
The municipal water system in Howells is supplied by two wells, which have an average depth of 230 feet. The system has a combined pumping capacity of 100,000 gallons. The average daily demand is 95,000 gallons, and the historic peak daily demand is 247,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity of 1,15400,000 gallons per day. Groundwater is available for industrial uses. A 25-foot well will produce approximately 600 gallons of water per minute. A new well system went on line in 1991. The quality of water in Howells does not necessitate a water treatment plant. For hookup, contact the Village Clerk at (402) 986-1666.
Backflow Prevention is very important for every property in town!
Click here to read Backflow Prevention Guidelines.