Water Quality

Water Quality

The latest composition of the drinking water in the City of Wayne (as of February, 2023).

Link: Full Water Quality Report (PDF) - Midwest Labs

Link: Annual Water Quality Report- 2022 (PDF)

For more information about water rules and regulations, check out the website of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Wastewater Quality

At the Wayne Wastewater Treatment Plant, we test for BOD (Bio-Chemical Oxygen Demand), Total Suspended Solids, Nitrates as Ammonia, pH, and Dissolved Oxygen. A certified lab, Environmental Analysis South located in Jackson, Missouri tests the wastewater for Copper, Arsenic, Chromium, Nickel, Cadmium, Lead, and Zinc. Tests are also taken to measure the survivability of minnows (Pimephales) and fleas (Ceriodaphnia) which will imitate the survival of wildlife in our effluent in Logan Creek.

For more information on wastewater regulation, check out the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality website.

Wastewater Analysis

Temp. Influent
18 Celsius
Temp. Effluent (s)19 Celsius
Temp. Effluent (w)15 Celsius
pH7.1 - 7.8
Dissolved Oxygen
6.0 - 8.5
BOD4 - 9 mg/l
Hardness350 mg/l
Alkalinity286 mg/l
Conductivity1800 umhos/cm
NH3-N3 - 7 mg/l
Suspended Solids
10 - 20 mg/l