November 1, 2021 -- The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) sent out the Clean Water (Wastewater) Needs Survey to Nebraska communities, Natural Resources Districts, consultants and engineers.
The Needs Survey is sent out annually to every Nebraska community in order to understand the state’s wastewater infrastructure or nonpoint source control (such as watershed improvement projects) needs. The state evaluates these Needs Surveys to establish communities’ priority points for the Intended Use Plan of the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund. The Needs Survey filled out in 2021 will be used in the 2023 Intended Use Plan. For more information go to:
Wastewater and Drinking Water Financial Assistance Programs
Filling out this survey in no way commits a community to undertaking a wastewater project or signing a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan. For more information, refer to the NDEE “Cover Memo” above.
NDEE developed the Assessing Wastewater Infrastructure Needs (AWIN) program to assist struggling communities in Nebraska to better afford, maintain and operate wastewater infrastructure projects. For more information, and to find the AWIN Sustainability List and Individual Community Datasheets to use when filling out the Needs Survey go to:
AWIN: Assessing Wastewater Infrastructure Needs
NDEE is requesting that communities fill out the form and send it to NDEE, postmarked by January 15, 2022.
Forms can be mailed to:
State Revolving Fund Section
Nebraska Dept. of Environment and Energy
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Alternately, you may download the survey and questionnaire from our web site, fill it in and mail it to the address above or email it to: NDEE.SRF@nebraska.gov
Communities are asked to have the Needs Survey postmarked by January 15 in order to be considered for the Clean Water State Revolving Loans and related grants.
All "Needs Surveys" postmarked after the due date will be ranked with zero priority points for use in the upcoming Intended Use Plan.