Water Safe to Drink In North Lincoln

The water in north Lincoln is once again safe and free of a potentially dangerous bacteria. That word Wednesday from city officials who on Monday ordered some northeast Lincoln residents to boil their water after coliform was found in a test sample.

The city announced that the bacteria had somehow entered Lincoln's water system. The exposure was limited to an area in east Air-Park. Coliform is not recognized as a deadly bacteria. But it can make infants and the elderly very sick.

In Seward, city officials are warning residents of high nitrate levels in the drinking water. Infants under 6 months old and pregnant or nursing women should not drink this water. Officials say boiling the water will not reduce the nitrate level.