A drinking water advisory has been issued for Woodland Park.
According to information from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, water samples were collected at Stanton Co SID 1 - Woodland Park that show levels of manganese exceed 300 micrograms of manganese per liter of water. Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral found in soil, rock, food and water and is commonly found in drinking water sources at levels around 50 micrograms per liter, however, levels above this can have an odd taste, color or odor and may cause stains in sinks or on laundry. The FDA recommends 2,000 micrograms of manganese per day for those of 4 years of age and older.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a lifetime health advisory for manganese of 300 micrograms per liter. This levels considered to be protective of even the most vulnerable in the population, formula-fed infants. Drinking water with levels of greater than 300 micrograms per liter, however, should not be used for preparing formula for infants. Filtered or bottled water should be used for infants.