Ever wonder how safe your tap water is to drink? You may have heard misleading radio advertising or seen stories circulating the internet about Omaha’s water quality. They try to shake consumers’ confidence on the quality of the public water supply. M.U.D. water meets all state and federal standards for safe drinking water. In fact, your tap water is safer than bottled water.
Why is that you ask? Tap water is regulated by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards while bottled water is under the oversight of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because of differences in these agencies, public water utilities are required to meet much more strict governmental standards and testing than bottled water.
In 2013, to better protect the quality of the water in our well fields, we completed Well Head Protection Plans for our Platte South and Platte West well fields. We are required to provide the results of the Water Quality Report to our customer-owners.
You can feel confident that your tap water is safe to drink. For the most accurate information and to learn more how we meet EPA standards, review our 2012 Water Quality Report at http://www.mudomaha.com/sites/default/files/12.ccr_.web_.pdf. To request a printed copy, please email or call Customer Service. The 2013 Water Quality Report will be available in May.
Click the following link to an Omaha World-Herald story from 2010 that talks about the misleading report: http://www.mudomaha.com/resources/omaha-world-herald-story-water-quality