Assists Lancaster County citizens to minimize health risks posed by the environment. Provides public information, technical assistance to businesses, pollution prevention, toxicity reduction, inspection and response to health-related complaints regarding food establishments, grocery stores, private water supplies, on-site wastewater treatment systems, schools, solid wastes, swimming pools, vector control, child care, children's environmental health, salvage yards, refuse hauling, special waste, household hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and indoor and outdoor air quality.
Emergency Response provides 24-hour, 7 days a week response to chemical spills or releases both indoors and in the environment. Makes decisions regarding public health and environmental protection, evacuation, protective gear, public information releases and environmental clean-up based on the risk posed by chemicals that have been released. Assistance is provided to other agencies (primarily the Lincoln Fire Department, Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, and State Patrol) to stabilize the incident and assure proper clean-up.
Land Use Plan and Subdivision Review provides the following assurances: newly proposed land uses do not pose health or environmental risks, adequate water or acceptable quality will be available for the proposed use of the property, and that adequate on-site wastewater sewage disposal is planned. Review all new plats, subdivisions, change of zones, special permits, and community unit plans with regard to groundwater quality and quantity, soil types and implications for on-site wastewater treatment systems. Other environmental health concerns including proximity of residential uses or schools, childcare or assisted living facilities to industrially zoned areas and hazardous materials risks are addressed. Community wastewater treatment systems are also reviewed in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), and specific recommendations are made for approval or disapproval.
- (402) 441-8000
- Emergency Response
Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
Main Phone: (402) 441-8000
Fax: (402) 441-6229
3131 O Street
Agency: Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
Languages Available: Interpretation services offered through Language Lines
Fees: Call for information
Eligibility: Lancaster County residents
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm