Mission and Vision
Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is a public utility and proud to be customer-owned.
Mission: To provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community.
Vision: To maintain our commitment to serve our community, while striving to become one of the nation's top utilities.
Core Values: Safety, Reliability, Fiscal Responsibility and Organizational Excellence.
The District is governed by a board of seven directors, elected by our customer-owners. The board generally meets the first Wednesday of the month in the headquarters at 7350 World Communications Drive. We have more than 800 employees who live and work in the communities we serve.
Overall, the District serves more than 700,000 people in the metro area.
As the fifth largest public gas utility in the United States, we provide a product and service at rates that are lower than area investor-owned utilities and among the lowest in the nation. We serve natural gas to more than 237,000 customers in Omaha, Bennington, Fort Calhoun, Springfield, Yutan and Bellevue.
We also provide drinking water to more than 222,000 customers in Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, La Vista, Ralston, Waterloo and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District (which supplies water to Fort Calhoun). Our water meets or exceeds all state and federal standards for drinking water.
The District owns and operates three water treatment facilities and an extensive water distribution system capable of supplying more than 300 million gallons of potable water per day. We also maintain more than 27,000 hydrants for fire protection.
In addition, the District partnered with the City of Omaha and other area municipalities to provide more cost-efficient billing of sewer fees to customers. As the billing agent, M.U.D. collects sewer use and trash fees and remits those back to the respective city.
The Nebraska Legislature created the Metropolitan Utilities District in the early 1900s as a political subdivision of the State to provide water and natural gas to the metropolitan Omaha area.
Our first water treatment plant was built near the Missouri River in 1889 by a private company. Omaha received water and gas service from private water and gas companies until the citizens of Omaha became dissatisfied with high costs, constant ownership changes and poor service, and voted to take control and ownership of their utilities. The Legislature created the Metropolitan Water District in 1913.
Five years later, state senators authorized the City of Omaha, which had acquired the gas system by condemnation, to assign the responsibility for operation of the gas system to the Metropolitan Water District. The name was changed to the Metropolitan Utilities District on March 3, 1921.
The service map is updated periodically. Some recently annexed/added areas may not be reflected in the map.