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Metropolitan Utilities District’s Commitment to Sustainable Solutions 

The Metropolitan Utilities District is a customer-owned, public utility in the State of Nebraska that serves more than 200,000 customers in the Omaha area. In the video below, Mark Doyle, President, Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha, highlights their commitment to sustainability and the proactive steps they are taking to mitigate methane, including:

  • Replacing 370 miles of cast iron infrastructure with high-density polyethylene pipe to reduce leaks, eliminating more than 6,600 metric tons of CO2e per year
  • Processing methane from a liquified natural gas plant
  • Capturing methane from a local landfill

Partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Since 2016, the Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha has been a member of the Methane Challenge Program, sponsored by the U.S. EPA. The Methane Challenge Program provides a mechanism through which U.S. oil and gas companies can make specific and transparent commitments to reducing methane emissions. The Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha has committed to apply best management practices across its operations to mitigate methane emissions from cast iron and unprotected steel mains and services used to distribute natural gas.