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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 2015 to September 2018 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
Steele City, Village ofSteele City, NE60100
Wauneta, Village ofWauneta, NE57765
Martinsburg, Village ofPonca, NE8765
Ong, Village ofOng, NE6960
College View ParkColumbus, NE15045
Cedar-knox Rural Water ProjectHartington, NE3,40036
Plainview, City ofPlainview, NE1,15730
Alvo, Village ofEagle, NE14011
Otoe County Rural Water District 1Nebraska City, NE1,33410
Royal, Village ofOrchard, NE18010
Sands Mobile Home ParkBellevue, NE12010
Oneill, City ofO'neill, NE3,70510
Wynot, Village ofWynot, NE19110
Oconto, Village ofOconto, NE1416
Ginger Cove-valleyValley, NE3405
Elgin, City ofElgin, NE6675
Sarpy County Sanitary and Improvement District 38 - Highland EstatesPapillion, NE2505
North Platte Patriot ParkNorth Platte, NE5505
Wakefield, City ofWakefield, NE1,4505
Duncan, Village ofDuncan, NE3652
West Side Trailer CourtKearney, NE501
Lakeside Trailer CourtElwood, NE451
Wolbach, Village ofWolbach, NE2871
Pender, Village ofPender, NE1,2081
Wood River Valley Mobile Home ParkKearney, NE601
Raymond, Village ofWaverly, NE2001
Laurel, City ofLaurel, NE9641
Hooper, City ofHooper, NE8301
Bloomfield, City ofBloomfield, NE1,0281

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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

Contaminants found in Nebraska above health guidelines

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

Radium-228
3931,451,9333931,451,933

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

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

Arsenic
1268,7381268,738

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