Announcements

A Street closed 8 a.m.-1 p.m., June 14 to clean new water main

A Street between Boston and New York avenues will be closed 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, for the cleaning of a new water main....

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Well 8 taken out of service prior to high-nitrate violation

The City of Hastings was notified on June 11 by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy that a sample taken June 10 showed Hastings Municipal Well 481 (Well 8), at 12th Street and Crane Aven...

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Hastings Utilities warns of scam attempts

Utility scam attempts are on the rise and the Hastings Utilities Department wants customers to be aware of the latest way scammers are trying to get money or personal information. The department is c...

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Council approves Zeisler's appointment as Utility Manager

Members of the Hastings City Council voted 8-0 during their regular meeting on Monday, May 13 to approve the appointment of Derek Zeisler to become the next Manager of Utilities for the City of Hastin...

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Zeisler recommended for Utility Manager position

Members of the Hastings Utility Advisory Board voted 5-0 during their regular meeting on May 9 to recommend approval of Derek Zeisler to become the next Manager of Utilities for the City of Hastings. ...

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HU begins survey of gas mains and service lines

The City of Hastings would like the public to be aware that Hastings Utilities gas personnel will be walking all gas mains and service lines up to the meter for the home or business as part of a whole...

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2023 Water Quality Report Now Available

The Hastings 2023 Annual Water Quality Report is now available, showing important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the City of Hastings water system to provide safe water....

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HU receives award for excellence in reliability

The City of Hastings Utility Department received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2023.  APPA compared Hastings Utilities’ reliability data compiled through the ...

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HU Manager Kevin Johnson announces retirement effective June 17

As Kevin Johnson looks back on his time as Utilities Manager for the City of Hastings, the aspect he is most proud of is a department-wide emphasis on keeping a taut organizational structure.  “My te...

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HU warns about door-to-door solar salespeople

UPDATE Wednesday, March 6 *Representatives from a solar panel company have been in the Hastings area going door-to-door, soliciting sales. Hastings Police Department has no information to indicate th...

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Electric crew responds to outage in southwest Hastings

A two-person electric crew responded to an outage, caused by a commercial truck, at 10:46 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23 in southwest Hastings.  The truck hooked phone and cable conductors on a pole at the no...

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January temperatures led to historic natural gas consumption

Prolonged cold temperatures in January led to historic natural gas consumption nationwide. The effects of those cold temperatures are being felt locally as Hastings Utilities rate payers receive thei...

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Electric distribution crew responds to big outage

A Hastings Utilities electric distribution crew responded to an outage on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 that left customers in a big area of east Hastings without power.  The outage began around ...

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New utility equipment to help linemen in tight spaces

The Hastings Utilities Electric Distribution crews are implementing a new piece of equipment. The new equipment – which was delivered on Dec. 28, 2023 – is an insulated aerial device mounted on a tra...

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Hastings Utilities customers to see new billing format in October

Hastings Utilities customers will notice a new billing format beginning in October. The full-color format change will give customers more information about their usage. Features include graphical re...

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City of Hastings reminds motorists to remain attentive

The City of Hastings encourages motorists to remain attentive while driving. Hastings has had 26 poles and two electrical boxes struck by cars year-to-date through Oct. 9. Eleven of the poles had to ...

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Work begins on Second Street subsite

Installation of thermal wells that will clean soil and groundwater at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hastings Groundwater Contamination Superfund Second Street Subsite Operable Unit 12, began Se...

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Fisher Fountain turned off for season

Monday Oct. 2, marked the end of operation season for Jacob Fisher Rainbow Fountain.  The fountain, located in front of Hastings Utilities headquarters at 1228 N. Denver Ave., continued to run its wa...

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2022 Water Quality Report Now Available

The Hastings 2022 Annual Water Quality Report is now available, showing important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the City of Hastings water system to provide safe water....

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Utility Bills on the Rise

Many of Hastings Utilities’ customers are experiencing higher than normal utility bills this winter season. There are several elements that are contributing to the increased cost. First, retail utili...

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