The University of Nebraska Extension is committed to meeting Nebraskans' information and education needs in a timely and efficient manner. We make the information you need or want available on demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a series of onsite wastewater treatment publications. Publications will provide you with know how on all the topics below. All are available at local Extension offices throughout the state, or are ready for download right here on our site.
University of Nebraska Extension Publications
Residential On-site Wastewater Treatment Series
Traditional Drainfield Systems for Effluent Treatment
Discusses recommended practices for the design and installation of traditional residential on-site effluent treatment systems.
PDF version (227 KB)
Gravelless Drainfield Systems for Effluent Treatment
Discusses recommended practices for the design and installation of residential on-site gravelless effluent treatment systems.
PDF version (124 KB)
Constructed Wetlands for Effluent Treatment
Recommended practices for the design and installation of a constructed wetland as part of a residential onsite wastewater treatment system.
PDF version (269 KB)
Mounds for Effluent Treatment
A mound wastewater treatment system may be right for lots that have slowly permeable soils, sandy soils, or a high water table. Learn the advantages, disadvantages and maintenance considerations of a mound system.
PDF version (262 KB)
Septic System Maintenance: Nebraska Homeowner's Guide
Custom-designed file folder to store septic system records; includes graph space for system plan; maintenance record, forms to record system specifications and pockets to store related information. Full-color copies are available by mail for $1.00 plus postage and handling from your Extension office: Order Form (Request EC 775)
Lagoons & Septic Systems Made Easy for Homeowners
Click through screens show how they work, how to maintain, and what makes up wastewater.