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M.U.D. Thanks Customers for Limiting Outdoor Water Use; Extends Voluntary Restrictions Until Further Notice

Omaha, Neb.— Metropolitan Utilities District thanks the community and customers complying with voluntarily restrictions on outdoor water. Your help has enabled us to meet customer demand, but due to continued reduced system capacity and forecasted hotter temperatures, we are extending the voluntary restrictions until further notice.

Repairs needed on a large diameter pipe, associated electrical components and pumping equipment have reduced capacity at one of the water production facilities. Due to the complexity of the repairs, supply chain uncertainties and forecasted temperatures, outdoor water restrictions are being extended until further notice. The District will monitor the situation and provide ongoing updates.

M.U.D. appreciates the ongoing efforts of customers and has seen a decrease in usage, paired with additional rainfall in the area, allowing the utility to meet all demands for water as a result.

Customers are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use to twice per week while avoiding Mondays and follow the previously established odd/even watering schedule. This watering schedule will reduce peak demands by spreading water usage across multiple days, ensuring continued reliability to the entire system.
watering schedule
Outdoor watering includes:

  • Irrigating/Sprinkling lawns (unless for new sod)
  • Filling swimming pools
  • Hosing down driveways
  • Running decorative fountains


M.U.D. continues to work with municipalities, including wholesale water customers, to curtail non-essential uses of water. M.U.D. will continue hydrant flushing only in situations required for safety or water quality purposes.

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About Metropolitan Utilities District: The mission of the Metropolitan Utilities District, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community. Overall, the District serves approximately 600,000 people in the metro area. M.U.D. is the fifth largest public natural gas utility in the United States, serving customer-owners in Omaha, Bennington, Fort Calhoun, Springfield, Yutan and Bellevue. The District also provides safe, high quality drinking water to customer-owners in Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, La Vista, Ralston, Waterloo and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District (which supplies water to Fort Calhoun). For more information, visit