Protecting Water Resources
with On-site Wastewater Septic Systems
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.