The 2014 Water Quality Report for the City of Lincoln is now available online at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: water quality report). The annual report is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act and includes important information about the source and quality of Lincoln's drinking water. No drinking water violations occurred during 2014.
Lincoln Water System (LWS) placed first in the "Best Tasting Water in Nebraska" competition conducted by the Nebraska Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). LWS competed with six other Nebraska utilities for appearance, taste, scent and aftertaste. LWS is now eligible to participate in the national competition. Lincoln was also named "Best Tasting Water in Nebraska in 2009 and finished third in the national contest.
In previous years, about 123,000 reports were printed and mailed to LWS customers, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now allows electronic distribution. LWS will print a limited number of copies for those who request a paper version. Donna Garden, Assistant Director of Public Works and Utilities, says the change allows for a much more cost-effective and efficient way to communicate with customers about Lincoln's high-quality drinking water. Those who have questions or who want a paper copy may call LWS at 402-441-7571 or stop by the LWS office at 2021 N. 27th St.
Non-English speaking customers who need help reading the report will find assistance at these locations:
The purpose of the report is to provide information about drinking water quality and increase awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. The report provides an overview of water quality data collected from January 1 through December 31, 2014, including details about the source of water, what the water contains and how it compares to state and federal standards.