Drinking Water Warning still in effect, mayor releases statement

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WAYNE, Nebraska (KTIV) – A drinking water warning remains in effect in Wayne, Nebraska, despite conflicting information.

On Tuesday, city officials notified residents that high nitrate levels had been measured in Wayne’s drinking water

Thursday, Mayor Cale Giese released a statement on Facebook.

The statement said in part: “…the state requires us to periodically test our water for drinking safety. A miscommunication with the state recently resulted in a water notice.”

City officials say after a test was done in November, the water tested positive for higher than normal nitrate levels in a well.

City Administrator Wes Blecke says the test was taken from the well itself, rather than where the well water is blended with other water he says has lower levels of nitrate.

Mayor Giese said in his statement, “…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.”

City Administrator Wes Blecke says the warning has not been lifted.

The full statement was put on the City of Wayne, Nebraska Government Facebook Page.

The full statement is below:

Statement from Mayor Cale Giese on Water Quality:The state requires us to periodically test our water for drinking…

Posted by City of Wayne, Nebraska – Government on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ashly Richardson

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