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The City of Crete Municipal Water System in Crete consists of six wells ranging from 180 to 250 ft. in depth. The system has a combined pumping capacity of 3,500 gallons per minute and a total storage capacity of 2,000,000 gallons – 1,000,000 in underground storage and 1,000,000 in the water tower built in 1993.

The average daily demand is 940,000 gallons with the historic peak daily demand nearing 2,000,000 gallons. The system has a maximum capacity of 5.76 million gallons in a 24-hour day. The static pressure varies from 65 to 110 psi, depending upon the elevation.

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  City of Crete
Departments of Public Works

Water Department

243 E. 13th – Office
320 W. 9th – Service Center
Phone: 402-826-4312


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Chemical Analysis (parts per million)
Hydrogen Ion Concentration 7.5 Calcium 82
Total Solids 276 Magnesium <0.05
Iron .15 Nitrates 1.64
Manganese 1.0 Chlorides 16
Fluoride .318 Sulfates 60
Total Alkalinity 252 Sodium 24
Total Hardness 272 Potassium -

*For detailed information regarding Crete’s Drinking water and the efforts to provide safe drinking water, see the 2015 Water Quality Report.