Environment | Health

EPA issues another warning for Omaha Reservation water system

The Environmental Protection Agency is advising residents of a city on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska to boil their water until further notice.

The EPA said the tribe's system in Macy has experienced numerous problems over the past few months, raising the risk of bacteria. The EPA also said the tribe failed to test for contamination.

“Protecting our nation’s drinking water is a top priority for EPA. EPA is working with the Omaha Tribe, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services, and local officials to restore normal service and safe drinking water as quickly as possible," EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said in a press release.

In 2009, the EPA issued a similar boil water advisory.

Get the Story:
Macy water system customers advised to boil water (The Sioux City Journal 1/25)
Press Release: EPA Warns the Public Served by Public Water System in Macy, Neb., to Boil the Water (EPA 1/24)