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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 January to March 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
Lodgepole, Village ofLodgepole, NE31880
Benkelman, City ofBenkelman, NE95370
Steele City, Village ofSteele City, NE6070
Osmond, City ofOsmond, NE78350
Wauneta, Village ofWauneta, NE57746
Green Acres Mobile Home Court - NorthLavista, NE11040
Martinsburg, Village ofPonca, NE8735
College View ParkColumbus, NE15027
Cedar-knox Rural Water ProjectHartington, NE3,40025
Oneill, City ofO'neill, NE3,70520
Mason City, Village ofMason City, NE17615
City of PapillionPapillion, NE25,00015
Lebanon, Village ofLebanon, NE8011
Broadwater, Village ofBroadwater, NE12811
Table Rock, Village ofTable Rock, NE26410
City of HastingsHastings, NE25,24410
York, City ofYork, NE8,80110
Bristow, Village ofBristow, NE6010
Hubbell, Village ofHubbell, NE6010
Kbc EstatesO'neill, NE10010
Merriman, Village ofMerriman, NE11810
Brownville, Village ofBrownville, NE21010
Jansen, Village ofJansen, NE12510
West Knox Rural Water DistrictWinnetoon, NE50010
Bancroft, Village ofBancroft, NE50010
Central City, City ofCentral City, NE2,93410
Green Acres Mobile Home Court - SouthLavista, NE4910
Murdock, Village ofMurdock, NE26910

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of January to March 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 PapillionPapillion, NE25,00015
City of HastingsHastings, NE25,24410
City of KearneyKearney, NE30,0005

Contaminants found in Nebraska above health guidelines

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

Radium-228
4011,460,5424011,460,542

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1211,259,5861291,261,918

Bromodichloromethane
1061,240,4691071,241,829

Dibromochloromethane
1081,235,1761241,258,658

Chloroform
801,193,9931031,233,330

Radium-226
4201,191,1394351,201,147

Dichloroacetic acid
691,122,874711,124,344

Trichloroacetic acid
681,110,994731,126,197

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

Uranium
118276,583124286,734

Bromate
1268,7381268,738

Nitrate and nitrite
140154,0375291,566,313

Bromoform
14116,9541091,238,776

Chlorite
729,932729,932

1,4-Dioxane
226,99710163,024

Radon
29,39329,393

Arsenic
18,80118,801

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
36,55136,551

Carbon tetrachloride
31,34031,340

Atrazine
1489311,023,250

1,2-Dichloroethane
130134,174

Contaminants found in Nebraska above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Uranium
1727,437

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
33,554

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
33,554

Nitrate and nitrite
4459