Public Works

Water Source & Quality

State law requires that public water systems provide a report of water quality to the public prior to July 1st each year.  When the report is complete, the City includes a statement on customer utility bills, that the report is available and how to receive a copy.  A notice is also published in the newspaper.

Public water systems are required to keep these reports for three years.  The latest reports are found below.  Please contact us at 308-630-6258 if you have questions or need additional information.

 Water Source   Groundwater 
 Average Daily Demand  3.8 Million Gallons
 Average Annual Demand  1.4 Billion Gallons
 Color  Clear
 Average Temperature  50 Degrees
 Average Hardness  23.2 Grains per Gallon
 Treatment  Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite (12.5%)
 System Pressure  45 to 65 Pounds per Square Inch
Parts Per Million unless noted
 Chemical                Concentration     
 Hydrogen Ion Concentration    7.8 
 Calcium  111
 Total Solids  720
 Magnesium  None
 Iron  .01
 Nitrates  6.2
 Manganese  .02
 Chlorides  24
 Fluoride  .60
 Sulfates  243
 Total Alkalinity  288
 Sodium  101
 Potassium  None
 Average Hardness  23.2 GPG