Heat Aid Fund
Metropolitan Utilities District established the Heat Aid Fund in 1983 and contracts with several agencies, including The Salvation Army, to administer the program.
Since its inception, the Fund has served approximately 35,000 customers, including older adults, people with disabilities and families in crisis. The fund distributes $200,000 on average each year to help customers pay their utility bills.
There are several ways to donate to the Fund:
- Write an amount on the front of your bill statement. The amount you specify will begin a monthly pledge. I understand Heat-Aid contributions may be changed or canceled at any time by calling M.U.D., 402.554.6666.
- Download and complete form and send to:
Heat Aid Fund
Metropolitan Utilities District
1723 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102-1960
- Mail contributions directly to:
Heat Aid Fund
c/o Common Fund of the Heartland
PO Box 301
Omaha, NE 68101
Your gift will be acknowledged.
- Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 4, 2017, to participate in the Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth at Midtown Crossing.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax adviser if you have questions.
If you need help to pay heating bills, the first step is to contact the Nebraska Energy Assistance Program at 800.383.4278 or apply on-line at www.dhhs.ne.gov. To find out more about Heat Aid Fund eligibility requirements, visit our website or call The Salvation Army at 402.898.5966.
M.U.D. water quality report available
Every year, the District publishes a Water Quality Report for your review. To see the District’s most recent report covering 2015 test results, visit http://www.mudomaha.com/sites/default/files/CCR2015.pdf. Printed copies also are available upon request via email or by calling Customer Service at 402.554.6666.
To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services prescribe regulations to limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
As a customer of the District, you receive a high quality product that meets or exceeds federal and state standards for safe drinking water. We conduct more than 500 tests a day to bring you high quality drinking water.
M.U.D. operates and maintains more than 2,880 miles of pipe that delivers clean drinking water to the taps of 208,256 homes and businesses in the metro Omaha area. We serve an average of 90 million gallons of water per day to the community and maintain nearly 27,000 hydrants for fire protection. The District operates three water treatment plants, which provide a reliable water supply and also allow us to take facilities off line as needed for system improvements.
To improve system safety and reliability, M.U.D. began a program in 2008 to replace more than 1,200 miles of aging cast iron water mains over the coming decades. Customers fund this program through water infrastructure fees on their monthly bill. For more information on 2016 projects, see the April billing insert.
M.U.D. is working diligently to ensure a safe and reliable drinking water supply to our customer-owners, as well as safeguarding the water system for future generations.