To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations to limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.
Water provided by Metropolitan Utilities District meets every federal and state standard for safe drinking water. View the most current report.
Since we do not have the capability or resources to determine health risks of chemical compounds found in the water, we rely on the EPA and Nebraska Health and Human Services to tell us what substances are a health risk and if they are a health risk, what levels are safe for human consumption.
M.U.D. carefully monitors the treatment process to ensure all standards are met. During the treatment process, chlorine is added to water to kill bacteria, viruses and parasites that may be found in water. This process protects against cholera, typhoid, dysentery, polio and other communicable water-borne diseases.
Over the last 15 years, the District has implemented treatment techniques and technologies to reduce disinfection by products formed when the water is disinfected.
For further clarification, contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at 402.471.0510, or the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800.426.4791.