The 2013 Water Quality Report for the City of Lincoln is now available online at lincoln.ne.gov. 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 2013.
In previous years, about 123,000 reports were printed and mailed to customers of the Lincoln Water System (LWS), but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now allows electronic distribution. LWS will print only 500 copies for those who request a paper version for an estimated savings of about $35,000 in printing and postage costs. Those who have questions or who want a paper copy may call LWS at 402-441-7571 or stop by the LWS office, 2021 N. 27th St.
Non-English speakers who need help reading the report will find assistance at these locations:
• Asian Community and Cultural Center, 2615 “O” St., Suite A
• El Centro de las Americas, 210 West “O” St.
• MENA Hope/Good Neighbor Community Center (Arabic and Middle Eastern social programs), 2617 “Y” St.
The purpose of the report is to provide information about drinking water 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, 2013, including details about the sources of water, what the water contains and how it compares to state and federal standards.