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Omaha drinking water safe

Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-16 14:21:25-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Despite rumors circulating social media, drinking water in Omaha is safe.

A press release from the Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.) says there is no threat to the drinking water supply. M.U.D. provides drinking water to Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, La Vista, Ralston, Waterloo and Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District customers.

They say facilities are operating normally and water meets all state and federal standards. Over 1,000 tests per day confirm the water meets requirements, a press release from M.U.D. says.

However, M.U.D. continues to closely monitor conditions such as potential ice jams and flooding on the Missouri and Platte Rivers that could impact operations.

For updates, visit their website.