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Update on Water Quality and Safety

At various times of the year, some Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.) customers may notice their water looks, tastes, or smells a bit different than normal. These changes occur when the Platte and Missouri River basins experience runoff of natural organic vegetation, nutrients and minerals due to weather events including heavy rainfall and flooding.

Weather events far to the north and west (i.e. Western Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, the Dakotas) can impact the water quality of the Platte and Missouri River Basins. This additional runoff flows from smaller tributaries into the Platte and Missouri Rivers, which provide source water for the Omaha metro area.

M.U.D. continuously monitors source water conditions and makes needed adjustments to water treatment processes to minimize the effects of these events.

We assure you the tap water continues to meet all state and federal standards for drinking water. Your tap water is fully safe and there is no impact to public health.

We perform more than 1,000 water quality tests a day throughout the supply and distribution system. Tests are conducted in strict accordance with requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy.

Visit our water quality page at for more information and to see the current consumer confidence report.

If you need additional information, please call Customer Service at 402.554.6666.