The Wabasha City Council has given its preliminary support to outsourcing its water and sewer operations to a Nebraska company. The council last week voted 5-to-1 to hire Nebraska-based PeopleService to do the job for about $19,000 a month. The Wabasha County Herald says the final vote will come at a later date. The change is expected to take place on May First. The contract is four three years. The new arrangement follows some problems the water treatment plant has experienced for about the past year.