Business Hours Contact Info

M-F  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Call: 402-444-6222

Emergency Service

Weekends, evenings, and holidays:
Call: 402-669-4826 or 402-505-0000

Latest News

The 2023 Water Quality Report is now available. Click here.


In conjunction with the City of Ft. Calhoun, this rural water system was developed to address water quality problems in the area. Existing groundwater throughout most of the area had high concentrations of iron and manganese. With the financial assistance of Rural Development (USDA), grants and loans provided the necessary financing for construction of the rural water system. Thus was born Washington County Rural Water #1, which today provides water to over 560 rural households in southeast Washington County and northeast Douglas County, plus the City of Ft. Calhoun. This system commenced operation in August of 1980 and purchases treated water supplies from the Metropolitan Utilities District. Annually, about 100 million gallons of water is purchased by NRD users throughout the 35-mile distribution network.

Washington County Rural Water #1 System – Current Water Rates (effective 6/1/2024)

Base Monthly Charge $20.00*
Flat Rate $4.95 / per 1,000 gals.*

* Plus 5 1/2% NE sales tax on commercial accounts only.
Customer Disconnection Sample Notice

Current Hookup Fees

The hookup fee (benefit unit) for each service desired shall be as stated below, or the District’s actual cost of providing service to the applicant plus a $1,500 capital facilities charge, whichever is greater.


Service Type 1-Unit
Meter Size 5/8 X 3/4″
Hookup Fee $6,000

State law requires consumers of public water supplies to survey their facilities no less than once every five years. Completing & returning this form fulfills this requirement.

Click here for the form. 

For more information contact:
Justin Novak, Project Manager
402-315-1706 or 402-616-0969