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Nebraska

  • 598 Utilities

  • Serving: 1,600,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 85

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Nebraska shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Nebraska and provided to EWG by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Nebraska serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically.

Large utilities in Nebraska

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
City of BeatriceBeatrice, NE12,476
City of ColumbusColumbus, NE22,111
City of FremontFremont, NE26,397
City of Grand IslandGrand Island, NE49,891
City of HastingsHastings, NE25,244
City of KearneyKearney, NE30,000
City of LexingtonLexington, NE11,000
City of LincolnLincoln, NE268,738
City of NorfolkNorfolk, NE24,000
City of North PlatteNorth Platte, NE25,000
City of PapillionPapillion, NE25,000
City of ScottsbluffScottsbluff, NE15,030
City of South Sioux CitySouth Sioux City, NE11,925
Metropolitan Utilities DistrictOmaha, NE600,000

Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 in Nebraska

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
Edgar, City ofEdgar, NE229160
Prosser, Village ofProsser, NE60140
Steele City, Village ofSteele City, NE6080
Osmond, City ofOsmond, NE78370
Wauneta, Village ofWauneta, NE57755
College View ParkColumbus, NE15040
Green Acres Mobile Home Court - NorthLavista, NE11040
Martinsburg, Village ofPonca, NE8735
Ong, Village ofOng, NE6930
Cedar-knox Rural Water ProjectHartington, NE3,40025
City of HastingsHastings, NE25,24420
Aurora, City ofAurora, NE4,47915
Alvo, Village ofEagle, NE14014
Lebanon, Village ofLebanon, NE8010
Sands Mobile Home ParkBellevue, NE12010
Kbc EstatesO'neill, NE10010
Elgin, City ofElgin, NE66710
Bassett, City ofBassett, NE61910
Mason City, Village ofMason City, NE17610
West Knox Rural Water DistrictWinnetoon, NE50010
Fordyce, Village ofFordyce, NE13510
Benedict, Village ofBenedict, NE23410
Sarpy County Sanitary and Improvement District 38 - Highland EstatesPapillion, NE2505
Shelton, Village ofShelton, NE9605
Wakefield, City ofWakefield, NE1,4505
Raymond, Village ofWaverly, NE2005
Cairo, Village ofCairo, NE7905
Oshkosh, City ofOshkosh, NE8845
Friend, City ofFriend, NE1,0305
Chappell, City ofChappell, NE9835

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 in Nebraska

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
City of HastingsHastings, NE25,24420

Contaminants found in Nebraska above health guidelines

Found above health guidelinesFound
Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Radium-228
3921,183,1953921,183,195

Radium-226
4051,182,6904201,192,698

Chromium (hexavalent)
301,105,837321,151,948

Uranium
110263,277116273,428

1,4-Dioxane
226,99710163,024

Radon
29,39329,393

Contaminants found in Nebraska above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Uranium
1977,978

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
1190