Focus On Water
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Facilities:
Just for Homeowners

A dwelling or non-dwelling that generates wastewater must have an onsite wastewater treatment 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.
Below are links to 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 will display: 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 will display: Business Name, Certified Professionals and Business Location & Phone

Links to related web sites

Loans and grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) 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 more information regarding these programs and eligibility requirements, go to:


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

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