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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Cross Connection Surveys

City of Kearney

The City of Kearney Utilities Department, Water Operations Division, announces that it will begin sending out Cross Connection Surveys to residential homes in the Northeast Quadrant of the City during October.

Cross Connection Surveys are required by the State of Nebraska Department of Health. The Department of Health requires that each residence conduct a plumbing survey, and that the public water supply system initiate and collect the surveys. The purpose of the survey is to determine if cross connections exist in plumbing systems. Cross connections are plumbing arrangements that provide a means whereby impure water, gas or liquid may gain entrance to the plumbing system, thus contaminating the public water supply.

The City of Kearney must conduct a survey of all residences and commercial sites in the City water every five (5) years. Northwest and Northeast Kearney will be surveyed this year, Southeast and Southwest quadrants will be surveyed in 2019. If you do not receive a cross connection survey, but have a concern about a possible cross connection do not hesitate to contact Mike Sawin, Water Quality/Utility Coordinator at 308-233-3258 or

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