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    Newly completed Walnut Street project

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    Lewis & Clark Lake

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    Jim River Bridge

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    Lake Area Trail

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    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

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    Walnut Street

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    Yankton's Downtown

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    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

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    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

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    June 3-4

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    Yankton Marina

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    Yankton Missouri River

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    Missouri River Yankton

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    Meridian Bridge

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Drinking Water Report

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water_drinking_waterLast year we monitored your drinking water for more than 80 possible contaminants. This brochure is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided last year. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.


Drinking Water Report 2008

Drinking Water Report 2009

Drinking Water Report 2010

Drinking Water Report 2011

Drinking Water Report 2012

Drinking Water Report 2013

Drinking Water Report 2014

Drinking Water Report 2015

Drinking Water Report 2016

Drinking Water Report 2017

Drinking Water Report 2018



Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received on December 23, 2019 show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for trihalomethanes. The standard for trihalomethanes is 80 micrograms per liter. The average level of this contaminant over the last year was- 90, 93, 95, 104 micrograms per liter.

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. These chemicals are by-products of the chlorination process.

Our system is taking actions to correct this problem, such as building a new Water Treatment Facility, as well as using new water sources and removing the river water intake source in the near future. The new Reverse Osmosis Plant is scheduled to be online in mid-January. This will also allow staff to utilize the collector well for 100% of our source water. The combination of these two changes will greatly reduce the trihalomethane levels. The maximum contaminant level (MCL) referenced above is based on a running average of 4 quarters so it may take several quarters of sampling before we begin to see a large reduction in the running average used to calculate the  aximum contaminant level (MCL).

You will receive a public notice on this matter during each calendar quarter as long as the violation exists.


For additional information, please contact: Sage Chytka, Water Plant #2, PO Box 176, Yankton SD 57078 (605) 668-5272 or Kyle Goodmanson (605) 668-5270.



Kyle Goodmanson, Director of Environmental Services 
315 West Riverside Drive
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5272