|Look for May, 2013 "Did You Know" tips at links below|
- Agricultural Irrigation
- Crop Production
- Drinking Water
- Lakes / Ponds / Streams
- Lawn and Landscape Irrigation
- Lawns, Landscapes and Gardens
- Livestock Manure Management
- Policy / Law / Economics / Human Behavior
- Stormwater Management
- Wastewater - Domestic Sewage
- Water Basics (groundwater, surface water, hydrology)
- Well and Wellhead Management
As a result of Extension programming, Nebraskans benefit from improved water quality and a cleaner environment.
Extension at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is actively involved in programming that helps homeowners, industry, and youth audiences understand onsite wastewater treatment systems for handling domestic sewage.
Treatment of wastewater using onsite systems, such as septic tanks and drainfields, plays a very important role in protecting the water and environment of Nebraska and supporting economic development. Sharon Skipton, Extension Educator, and Jan Hygnstrom, Extension Project Manager at UNL, are available for homeowner workshops. Contact them at 402-472-3662.
Since wastewater contains pathogens and byproducts that are harmful to humans and the environment, onsite systems must be correctly installed and maintained by a certified professional. Wayne Woldt, Biological Systems Engineering and School of Natural Resources, will be offering training programs for onsite professionals, taken in preparation for certification exams as well to meet continuing education requirements.
Contact Bonita at 402-472-9390 if you have questions about training, or ideas for future topics.
Did You Know?
Even products marketed as “septic safe” may not be advantageous. There is no industry standard to determine what "septic safe" means or what criteria must be met to use the phrase.
Any new or existing impermeable surfaces or covers such as parking areas, driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. must be at least 5 feet from the septic tank and drainfield as well as the drainfield reserve area.