Waste Management

 

Waste Water

streamProtecting Water Resources - Onsite Wastewater (Sewage)


Most acreage residents rely on private onsite wastewater treatment systems for sewage management. The design and installation of private systems is regulated by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and local agencies.  In addition, the user is responsible for operating and maintaining the system to effectively remove wastewater from the home and treat wastewater to prevent contaminants from entering groundwater, surface water, and/or coming in contact with humans. Proper operation and maintenance includes controlling water use, spreading out water use evenly over a period of time, avoiding use and disposal of some products and materials, and having systems checked and serviced (including having septic tanks and holding tanks pumped) on a regular bases.
 

Wastewater Videos

GrayWater
Graywater Reuse, 5/2012

Septic Systems
Maintaining your Residential Wastewater Lagoon, 8/2011
Septic Tank Pumping, 10/2010
Tips on Toilet Paper, 12/2010