CURRENT UPDATES

6-5-19 – Here is another good article from UNL about being water wise in your landscaping.  Here is the link to Being Water Wise in the Landscaping.

5-3-19 – Here is a good article from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska about iron and manganese in water.

4/29/2019- Some customers in Area 4 are experiencing some discolored water. We are flushing throughout that part of the distribution system to help clear that up. Please give us a call at 402-782-3495 with any further questions. Thank you!

4/22/19-  Due to a water main that was hit, customers with account number starting with 2 or 3 may experience discolored water as we continue to flush. Please contact the office at 402-782-3495 if you have any further questions.
Please check out our Facebook or Webpage for updates.
Thank you for your understanding!

3-29-19 – The water main at 70th & Yankee Hill Rd has been repaired and the water has been turned on as of 12:00.  We are currently flushing mains at different locations.  If discolored water continues to persists  please give us a call.  Thank you for your patience.

3-29-19 – Due to a leak at 70th and Yankee Hill Rd customers in the area water will be shut off while this is being worked on.  We will try to put this back in service as soon as possible.   Thank-you for your patience.

3-8-19 Please note that the regular Board meeting for March 13th has been moved to March 20th at 7:00 PM at the District’s office.

3-8-19 – Due to a leak on a 10″ main customers may see some discolored water.  The area’s in the District that could be affected are those with account numbers starting with a 2 or 3.  If you experience some discoloration call the office and let us know and then we can flush some mains to get this cleared up as soon as possible.

1-29-19 – The Water District is getting a new phone system installed today so if you have a question, feel free to call the District Manager Jordon Bang on his cell at 402-720-6379. For emergencies please call any of the other cell numbers. Sorry for any inconvenience.

12-21-18 – Due to the recent chlorination of the Water System we are seeing some continuing discoloring of the water.  The area affected the worse is Area 4, this area is anyone with the account number starting with a 4.  If you are experiencing this, please know that we are currently flushing mains and will be through the weekend and Christmas Holidays if needed.  Even when the water in the mains are clear up, please note that you may still need to flush your private lines as needed to clean.  Feel free to contact any of us if you have questions or concerns.

12-12-18 –  Lancaster Rural Water Office has received proper notification from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services that we can now STOP the mandatory chlorination process we have been following for the past 5 weeks.
Customers may still notice some chlorine residual even after the pumps are shut off. Please call the office if you have noticed some discoloration of water due to this process as we can flush the mains to help clear this up.
All of us at the Rural Water District would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please follow our Facebook Account and/or Website at http://www.lrwd1.com for future updates.
Thank you.

11-29-18 –   The Water District is continuing the chlorination of the mains. This will continue through the week of December 15th. Customers may still notice some residual even after the pumps are shut off. Please call the office if you have noticed some discoloration of water due to this process as we can flush the mains to help clear this up.  Thank – you.

 

10-30-18 –                         **LANCASTER RURAL WATER CUSTOMERS**


Lancaster Rural Water is being required by the Nebraska Department of
Health and Human Services to chlorinate the water in our system because of the presence of coliform bacteria.
Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, waterborne pathogens may be present. Coliforms by themselves do not cause disease.
Chlorination of the water will begin on Monday, November 5, 2018 and will continue for at least 30 calendar days to ensure complete disinfection of the system.
When a system that does not routinely chlorinate adds chlorine to disinfect the water, several things can occur:

• Water can become discolored because of high levels of iron and manganese in the system.
• An odor of chlorine may be present.

If the water is cloudy or discolored, it should not be used for drinking
purposes. Also, discolored water may cause staining of laundry. Water may be consumed after the line has been flushed and the water has
cleared. If you have specific  health concerns, please contact your health care provider.
Please  check our  Facebook  page  at Lancaster Rural Water  District,  our  website at     lrwd1 .com, or call us at the office at 402-782-3495 with any questions or concerns.
Thank you.

9-13-18 – Due to a main repair in the 120th & Old Cheney Rd area the water my be discolored. We are currently flushing mains to clean this up. Thanks for your patience.

7-12-18 – During the District Board meeting on July 11th the Board is allowing permits to water newly installed sod for a period of 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks you will then again be required to follow the current watering schedule as outlined in the by-laws. This permit will cost $50.00 and you will be given a permit that will need to be posted. If you need one or have any questions please call the office. 2018 will be the only year these permits will be handed out.

7-11-18 – Remember to send your e-mail addresses into the Water District if you have not done so yet. It is also a good thing to make sure we have your most current phone numbers in your file also.

6-22-18 – The Water District is continuing to flush the mains. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Thank you.

6-25-18 –  During the June 20th District Board meeting, the District board adopted new water restrictions beginning April 1st and ending October 31st of every year.   Please click on the link to read the new By-law that was adopted.

WATER RESTRICTION BY-LAWS

6-22-18 – The Water District is continuing to flush the mains. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Thank you.