PROSSER — The time for action is now in Prosser, where nitrate levels in the village's well water have surpassed the legal limit for the state of Nebraska.
Village chairwoman Janine Ruhter said the village has been providing bottled water to its residents for about a year now.
That's when nitrate levels in the well water surpassed the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's limit of 10 parts per million.
"Some people have or had reverse osmosis in their houses already," Ruhter said.
Reverse osmosis is a system used to pull nitrates from the water, making it safe for human consumption.