WAYNE, Neb. -- UPDATE: December 12th: The City of Wayne is no longer in violation of the established nitrate water standard.
The drinking water warning is cancelled.
In accordance with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Regulations Governing Public Water Supply Systems, the consumers of the City of Wayne public water supply system are hereby notified that the system is no longer in violation of the established nitrate drinking water standard of 10 milligrams per liter.
The source of the violation is not in use.
If you have any questions or concerns about this notice, please contact Jeff Brady, Water Supervisor, at (402) 375-5250 or (402) 375-9129; or Wes Blecke, City Administrator, at (402) 375-1733.
DEC. 6th, 2018: The Mayor of Wayne, Nebraska released a statement saying that on Tuesday, December 4th, a sample was taken at the point of entry and tested by the State.
The confirmed results show safe drinking levels.
Mayor Giese says, "The state requires us to periodically test our water for drinking safety. A miscommunication with the state recently resulted in a water notice. '
The City Administrator says the warning is still in effect under state law.
DEC. 4, 2018: The City of Wayne, Ne has issued a drinking water warning, saying the water has high nitrate levels.
The release warns residents to not let infants under six-months-old drink the water.
Pregnant women or nursing mothers should also refrain from drinking the city water.
For more information, please contact Jeff Brady, Water Supervisor, at: (402) 375 - 5250 or Wes Blecke, City Administrator, at: (402) 375 - 1733.
Please see the official press release from the City of Wayne regarding the issue, attached below.