Welcome to the City of Sutton, Nebraska.
The City of Sutton, population 1507, is served by a Mayor-Council format of City Government. The Mayor is elected for a four year term, while the council members are elected from two wards with staggering four year terms.
The city operates and maintains the municipal sewer, water and electric systems. In addition to the before mentioned services, the city public works department maintains 22 miles of streets within the city limits. There are a total of 4 parks and 1 municipality maintained cemetery.
Sutton Public Schools offers a full K-12 education experience with appropriate college prep classes and multiple extra-curricular activities. Opportunities for students to expand their knowledge in the agricultural and business sector occur as the students are active members of the community. The Sutton Christian School offers a parochial environment for students of K-8. The school offers the standard educational environment enriched with a religious experience afforded to the students.
Sutton sits on the Ogallala Aquifer
The Ogallala Aquifer is a vast underground reservoir in an eight-state area of the Great Plains. Approximately 65% of the 3.270 billion acre-feet of water in the aquifer in 1990 was located below Nebraska's rich soil. Nebraska has the most abundant water supplies in the Great Plains Region.
The city of Sutton is served by 3 wells and overhead storage capacity of 350,000 gallons. The average daily use on the municipal system is 1,200,000 gallons per day. Throughout the community the water system has a static pressure of 65 psi and residual of 55 psi. The water quality does not require special treatment.
Sutton is strategically located between Interstate 80 and US Highway 81
Interstate 80 and US Highway 81 bisects the Continental US both North/South and East/West. Highway 81 has been designated as a 4 lane Highway across Nebraska. Travel to either of the major Highways only takes 15 minutes from Sutton. Sutton is located on Highway 6, the longest continuous highway in the nation. Travel is possible from Provincetown, MA to Long Beach, California, with Sutton being close to the center of the highway. Highway 6 often referred to the Omaha-Lincoln-Denver (OLD) or Detroit-Lincoln-Denver (DLD) Highway throughout Nebraska began as an economic development tool for businessmen to trade their products over a large geographic area.