North Platte is one of a few cities that do not need to chlorinate their water to kill bacteria, according to Chris Holley, city water protection specialist. He said that is an important reason the water tastes as good as it does.
At a state American Water Works Association Conference in Kearney in November, North Platte water won a blind taste test, Holley said. One of the samples “actually tasted like pond water,” Holley said. “We won by a landslide. That’s how good this water is.”
The 2017 water quality report for North Platte was released this week. According to the report, in 2017 there were no violations of the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.