In order to protect public health, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has been inspecting, testing and permitting water wells within the city limits since the 1930’s. The program was implemented to protect groundwater contamination from a variety of sources including the surrounding wells that may not be constructed and maintained according to standards.
As part of this program, all wells are inspected annually. Water samples are taken to test for coliforms and Nitrates with the results being provided to the homeowners.
For additional information call the Water Quality Program.
- LMC 8.44 Water Wells
- DHHS Regulations Title 178-Environemntal Health Chapter 12 “Water Well Construction, Pump Installation and Water Well Decommissioning Standards”
- Well permits for construction or repair within the City of Lincoln or its three mile jurisdiction. Please contact the water quality program for clarification or refer to the City of Lincoln Nebraska Planning Department Development map at the following link: Jurisdiction Map