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Posted on: July 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Water Boil Warning Lifted


July 10, 2016

Final test results from the Nebraska Department of Health indicate no bacteria or contaminants in Fremont’s water supply.

Residents may resume using Fremont’s water for drinking and cooking.

After suffering from several direct lightning strikes early Thursday morning, Fremont’s water system lost pressure for about 30 minutes. When water pressure drops that low, the State recommends issuing a boil warning until the water is thoroughly tested. Water employees from the Department of Utilities collected nearly 200 samples of Fremont's water since Thursday and drove them to the Department of Health in Lincoln for testing. DU General Manager, Brian Newton said he's pleased with the results. He said the decision to recommend boiling Fremont's water was not popular, but was absolutely necessary to protect the public until testing was complete. "Our employees take great pride in providing quality water and we want to keep it that way."

Mayor Scott Getzschman thanked residents and businesses for cooperating with the City's recommended boil warning over the past several days. "I know it was an inconvenience for many folks (especially over John C. Fremont Days), but the safety to the public was paramount. Fremont is known for great-tasting water and we didn't want to jeopardize our reputation by providing anything less than the best."

For information about the City of Fremont, please visit our website at or the City of Fremont/Police Facebook pages.

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