Focus On Water
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Facilities:
Just for Homeowners

A dwelling or non-dwelling that generates wastewater must have an onsite wastewater treatment (OWT) system that complies with Title 124 or be connected to a public sewer system or other wastewater works. In addition, only a properly certified professional may inspect, repair, pump or install an onsite septic system.

Any local requirements (city, county) are separate from and in addition to the requirements found in Title 124 that apply statewide. This information will help you to better understand the regulations and to make informed decisions about your onsite system and its proper operation.

Follow the links below for more detailed information

Registered Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (opens in new tab)
  • Use this link to to search private holding tanks, lagoons, mound systems, septic systems and alternative systems registered since 2004
  • This search displays: System Number, Treatment Type, Owner, Location, City, County, Registration Date and Registered By

List of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Businesses (opens in new tab)
  • Use this link to search businesses employing at least one Certified OWT Professional
  • This search displays: Business Name, Certified Professionals and Business Location & Phone


Related web sites
Loans and grants from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA) and Nebraska Department of Economic Development* (NDED) may be available to assist with repairs to rehabilitate or modernize a home to make it safe, sanitary or meet local building codes. Authorized loan and grant purposes may include the installation or repair of sanitary sewer systems (i.e., onsite wastewater treatment systems).

For University of Nebraska Extension information, publications and training opportunities related to domestic sewage, go to:

UNL Water - Surface Water Wastewater*

* This webpage contains links to non-NDEE websites, these links will open in a new tab or window