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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nebraska

  • 604 Utilities

  • Serving: 1,617,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 87

 

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, NE12,496
City of ColumbusColumbus, NE22,630
City of FremontFremont, NE28,000
City of Grand IslandGrand Island, NE51,440
City of HastingsHastings, NE25,224
City of KearneyKearney, NE30,919
City of LexingtonLexington, NE10,230
City of LincolnLincoln, NE277,348
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, NE13,353
Metropolitan Utilities DistrictOmaha, NE600,000

Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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
Wauneta, Village ofWauneta, NE57782
Martinsburg, Village ofAllen, NE8780
Humphrey, City ofHumphrey, NE76066
Osmond, City ofOsmond, NE78350
Oneill, City ofO'neill, NE3,70545
Elgin, City ofElgin, NE66745
Fairbury, City ofFairbury, NE3,94242
Plainview, City ofPlainview, NE1,24635
Maxwell, Village ofMaxwell, NE31532
Wisner, City ofWisner, NE1,17030
Newport, Village ofNewport, NE10930
Long Pine, City ofLong Pine, NE30530
Tilden, City ofTilden, NE95330
City of LexingtonLexington, NE10,23025
Wayne, City ofWayne, NE5,66025
Bancroft, Village ofBancroft, NE49525
Brownville, Village ofBrownville, NE13225
Gresham, Village ofGresham, NE23525
Raymond, Village ofWaverly, NE22023
Wolbach, Village ofWolbach, NE28722
Buffalo Bill Mobile Home ParkDenver, NE3222
Bellwood, Village ofBellwood, NE43522
Roseland, Village ofRoseland, NE25021
Edison, Village ofEdison, NE15420
Cairo, Village ofCairo, NE80020
Anselmo, Village ofAnselmo, NE15120
York, City ofYork, NE7,86020
Cass County Rural Water District 2Elmwood, NE2,50020
Cuming County Rural Water District 1Beemer, NE1,86020
133 EstatesArlington, NE6020

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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 LexingtonLexington, NE10,23025
City of KearneyKearney, NE30,9195
City of ColumbusColumbus, NE22,6305

Contaminants found in Nebraska above health guidelines

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

Nitrate and nitrite
5231,567,2415431,587,820

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
4891,526,5854881,529,585

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1461,300,3271511,326,125

Dibromochloromethane
1351,293,7871351,293,787

Bromodichloromethane
1251,273,7421251,273,742

Bromoform
1021,225,5111241,277,862

Chloroform
931,166,8341161,280,183

Dichloroacetic acid
631,124,562671,143,744

Chromium (hexavalent)
341,119,404351,165,126

Trichloroacetic acid
621,116,388721,151,070

Arsenic
10884,3499883,441

Atrazine
9288,63618374,041

Bromate
1277,3481277,348

Uranium
107270,828107270,893

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
533,770959,494

Chlorite
628,537628,537

1,4-Dioxane
228,3909166,035

1,2-Dichloroethane
23,80145,319

Heptachlor epoxide
21,31452,284

Carbon tetrachloride
51,22051,220

Lindane
21,02441,423

Methoxychlor
13863471

Vinyl chloride
11721172

Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
115083,227

Heptachlor
11501150

Endrin
11183651

Benzo[a]pyrene
160160

Contaminants found in Nebraska above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Uranium
1434,487

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
32,648

Nitrate and nitrite
4461