Omaha Public Radio News
5:49 am
Wed June 8, 2011

MUD: no concerns about water quality due to Missouri River flooding

Omaha, NE – Metropolitan Utilities District officials say the rising Missouri River poses no threat to the quality of Omaha's drinking water.

MUD Director of Corporate Communications Mari Matulka says hundreds of tests are run every day on Omaha's drinking water. She says they can adjust treatment processes if needed to ensure the water remains safe to drink.

Matulka says if there were water quality violations, OPPD would be required to notify consumers immediately. MUD is monitoring the raw water in the Missouri River daily. The EPA sets standards for drinking water. Those standards are enforced by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

More information on water quality is available at MUD's website, www.mudomaha.com.