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City of Waverly

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Tracey Whyman
Public Works Director
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Andrew Toy
Water Systems Operator
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Waverly Water

The City of Waverly gets it’s water from eight underground wells; two of which are located in town. As for the other six, they are located just off  N 134th St. and Alvo Road. The City of Waverly typically uses about four hundred thousand gallons per day. However, in the summer months, usage goes up to around 1.5 million gallons per day, with a large portion used by lawn sprinkler systems.    

Water in Nebraska tends to have higher hardness levels, meaning it is high in minerals. In the Waverly area groundwater also has a lower pH, meaning the groundwater is naturally more acidic. This results in minute amounts of copper being removed from the pipes and added to the water. In order to keep the pipes from corroding and adding copper to the water, a chemical called an orthophosphate is added. This significantly lowers the amount of copper in the water, but as a result, the water has to be chlorinated slightly due to the potential for bacteria in the phosphate.

For more information on how Waverly water is treated, read City of Waverly Water System Treatment and review the 2022 Water Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

The purpose of this report is to review and identify potential system deficiencies and water quality issues for the City of Waverly’s water supply and distribution systems. This report summarizes the present water system and forecasts future growth and its anticipated impact on the water system. By evaluating these conditions, the existing distribution system can be evaluated to determine how it performs under present and future conditions. The evaluation allows suggestions for recommended improvements and related financial planning. (Olsson, 2023.)

Waverly has experienced recent water level declines in their municipal wellfield. With the expected increase in demand as the city’s population expands, Waverly is looking to ensure that it can provide adequate water supply from its municipal wells to meet the projected water demand as well as mitigate any negative impacts that a lowering water table may have on the municipal water supply. It is the Olsson team’s opinion that there are actions Waverly can take to maintain the water supply. (Olsson, 2023.)