Drinking Water & Wells

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Drinking Water & Wells

How much do you really know about the water you drink every day? Where does it come from? Is it safe to drink? Is a home water treatment system necessary? How can drinking water be protected? Explore this section for more detailed information that will help you answer questions or solve problems you may have.

Know Your Well Project Educating a New Generation on the Importance of Safe Drinking Water for Nebraska

Student collecting water from a hydrant

Know Your Well project has been teaching high school students about sampling drinking water since 2017. Read these students' stories and the ongoing impact of this program.

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Groundwater measurements of herbicide may underestimate human exposure

Human exposure to herbicides often comes via drinking water, much of which is drawn from groundwater. A team of reasearchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebrasa - Lincoln examined atrazine exposure in Eastern Nebraska. Continue reading in Nebraska Today.

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“Public Health and Water Quality” Webinar Series Being Offered in January and February

Public Health and water quality webinar series information flyer
Have you ever wondered if the water you are drinking is safe? Who studies the impacts of contaminates on my health? These are questions commonly asked throughout the state especially when there are stories continually discussing contaminates in the water we drink.

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Wise Use Private Water & Wastewater Systems Can Make the Holidays More Peaceful

The holiday season is upon us and that often means a bustling house full of family, friends, and preparation of tasty recipes in the kitchen. All of these things should make for joyful times, but they can potentially have a stressful impact on your private water well and onsite wastewater systems.

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Problematic frozen pipes can be prevented with routine, pre-winter maintenance

frozen water on the end of a pipe

Photo: Broken water pipe due to freezing. Sterlic/Flickr

Winter is on its way which means it is time to assess and insulate the pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic. Both plastic and copper pipes can freeze, and frozen water pipes affect folks who live in both cold and warmer climates. By conducting routine preventative maintenance, one can greatly reduce the risk of potentially expensive damage that frozen water pipes can cause.

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