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  • Water Quality Services

    Agency: Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

    Annual well permit required for all domestic wells inside the city limits.  As a part of the permit process, the well is inspected to assure compliance with applicable state and local construction standards.  In addition the well is tested for presence of coliform bacterial and nitrate contamination.  Technical assistance is provided to help correct well deficiencies and water contamination issues.

    Prior to drilling a new well either inside the city or 3 mile limit, a well construction permit must first be obtained. A permit must also be obtained for any significant well repairs completed inside the city or 3-mile limit.

    Property Transfer Program requires an inspection of domestic on-site wastewater systems and wells prior to the sale of the residence.  Inspections are conducted by Property Transfer Inspectors who then file a written report of their findings with the LLCHD.  LLCHD reviews the report and issues a determination letter.

    On-site wastewater treatment system permits and inspections ensures that wastewater systems are constructed in accordance with state and local codes.  The department also assures that failed on-site wastewater systems are brought into compliance and the nuisance conditions are abated, and sewage is disposed of in a manner which protects public health and the environment.

    Requires permits and inspections of all swimming pools and spas and hot tubs to assure a safe water recreational experience free from diseases, risk of accidents and drowning.

    Provides groundwater and public health education focused on the prevention of groundwater contamination.

    • Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
      Main Phone: (402) 441-8000
      Fax: (402) 441-6229
      3131 O Street
      Lincoln, NE 68510-1514

    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

    Areas Served:
    • Lancaster County

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