Hastings Utilities supplies potable water to residential, commercial, and Industrial customers within and near the community.  The Utility also provides water to private water systems such as S.I.D. 1 of Clay County and the Village of Trumbull.  Hastings currently has no water storage, water is pumped directly from the Ogallala Aquifer using 18 Production Wells.  The system also has 3 additional wells for emergency use purposes and 5 wells devoted to ASR operations, with 2 duplicated for both uses.

The Aquifer Storage and Restoration (ASR) Project went on-line in 2018. The system is designed to reduce the Nitrate concentration in the aquifer beneath Hastings so system wells can stay viable.

The average system demand is seven (7) MGD (Million Gallons per Day).  Water is supplied through a water distribution system that has a total length of 206 miles.

An aggressive water main and lead service replacement program was installed in 2021 for the purpose of replacing aging infrastructure, boosting residential fire flow, and eventually eliminating lead water service lines in Hastings. 

Current State of Assets

One of the first places to start with managing assets is to know what assets are owned by the utility and what condition they are in - their current state. See how Hastings Utilities ranked in a recent AWWA report.

Case Study Report

Hastings Utilities Water System Evaluation

Water Quality

Samples of our water, taken throughout Hastings, are regularly checked to insure topnotch quality. Additionally, samples are gathered and tested from all municipal wells.

View the 2022 Water Quality Report.

Learn what you can do to help make safer water in Hastings, Nebraska.