Steele City residents warned of high nitrate levels in water

STEELE CITY, Neb. (AP) - Officials are warning Steele City residents about high nitrate levels in their water.

The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that a sample collected from the Nebraska Public Water Supply System on Aug. 10 measured 14 milligrams per liter, above the legal limit of 10 milligrams per liter.

Officials say children who are six months old or younger, nursing mothers and pregnant women should not consume Steele City water until further notice.

Steele City officials will offer an alternate water source until the nitrate levels are reduced. Children who drink water with high nitrate levels can become seriously ill and die if their sickness goes untreated. Non-pregnant adults and children older than six months old can drink the city’s tap water.


Information from: Beatrice Sun,