Focus On Water Division
Well and Septic Loan Evaluation Program

Staff conduct evaluations of domestic water supplies and onsite wastewater treatment systems at the request of home owners, purchasers, or mortgage lending institutions. Many lenders require an inspection of the onsite water and wastewater treatment systems for compliance with applicable State of Nebraska regulations prior to granting a loan. During the evaluation, staff visually inspect the water well and the onsite wastewater treatment system and collect water samples to test for bacteria and nitrates.

Well and Septic Evaluation General Information and Outline - http://deq.ne.gov/publica.nsf/pages/WAT294

Drinking Water Treatment: Shock Chlorination - http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g1761.pdf *

Drinking Water: Nitrate-Nitrogen - http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g1784.pdf *

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Lagoon Maintenance - http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g1423.pdf *

Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Septic Tank and Drainfield Maintenance - http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/html/g1424/build/g1424.htm *

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources – Change of Well Ownership - https://dnr.nebraska.gov/sites/dnr.nebraska.gov/files/doc/ground-water/contractors/CHG-OWN2008.pdf *

Registered Waste Water Treatment Retrieval Data - http://deq-iis.ne.gov/zs/owt/index.html

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources – Registered Groundwater Wells Retrieval Data - http://nednr.nebraska.gov/dynamic/wells/Menu.aspx *

Environmental Health Programs Field Areas - http://deq.ne.gov/publica.nsf/pages/WAT295
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