Water

Hastings Utilities supplies potable water to its customers directly from the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the nations most plentiful underground water sources. This pure drinking water is pumped directly through any one of more than 20 local water wells from a depth of 135', and into the water main distribution system.

Hastings currently has no central treatment facility or community water tower. The community wells, which are located at sites in and around Hastings, can deliver up to 25 million gallons of water per day. The average water usage during the summer months is approximately seven million gallons per day with peaks reaching between 17-18 million gallons. Normal daily consumption during the winter months is around four million gallons.

Water Quality

Samples of our water, taken throughout Hastings, are regularly checked to insure topnotch quality. Additionally, samples are gathered and tested from all municipal wells.

High nitrate sample August 4th, 2016 (view report here)

High nitrate sample May 9th, 2017 (view report here)

View the 2017 Water Quality Report.

Learn what you can do to help make safer water in Hastings, Nebraska.