Wells & Septic Tanks

The following information is intended to assist all existing and proposed domestic properties within the City of Hastings two mile jurisdiction to comply with regulations pertaining to the safe operation and development of private water and sewer systems. These regulations are intended to protect public health from the improper disposal of sewage and inadvertent contamination of private and public water supplies. The following information applies to domestic wells only. For more information, please contact Ron Sekora in the Hastings Utilities Engineering Department by calling (402) 463-1371 or .

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Wells & Septic Tanks

Where do I get my water or how is the sewer treated?

This depends whether you have municipal water and sewer service. Contact Hastings Utilities for assistance.

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If there is a well already in existence on the property, can I use it?

This depends on availability of municipal water service. If you have more than 2 acres of land, then the well can be used for irrigation. If municipal water service is also provided, a backflow preventer shall be installed.

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Who owns the service lines?

The service line from the resident to the property line is owned and maintained by the homeowner. The service line from the property line to the water main is installed by the homeowner but maintained by the utilities.

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What if I'd rather be connected to the Utilities Water System?

Contact Ron Sekora in the Hastings Utilities Engineering Department by calling (402) 463-1371 or for more details and applicable costs.

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What if I want to abandon my well after connecting to the Utilities Water System?

f you have less than two acres your well must be abandoned and if you have two acres or more and choose not to use it for irrigation your well must be abandoned by a certified well driller. Hastings Utilities will provide financial assistance up to $200 for properly abandoning a well for those customers who are or will be connected to the Utilities Water System. Contact Marty Stange in the Hastings Utilities Engineering Department by calling (402) 463-1371 or . The Little Blue Natural Resource District or NRD will also provide financial assistance up to $300 for properly abandoning a well, regardless of whether or not you are connected to the Utilities Water System. Visit the NRD website for details.

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Are there any frontage fees due for water/sewer?

Contact Ron Sekora in the Hastings Utilities Engineering Department by calling (402) 463-1371 or for more details and applicable costs.

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There is already a septic tank on the property. Can I still use the septic tank if I connect to the Utilities Water System?

This depends on availability of sanitary sewer service. Contact Ron Sekora in the Hastings Utilities Engineering Department by calling (402) 463-1371 or for more details and applicable costs.

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After connecting to the sanitary sewer, what do I do with my septic tank?

The septic tank must be properly abandoned. Hastings Utilities will provide financial assistance up to $200 for properly abandoning a septic tank for those customers who are or will be connecting to the Utilities Sanitary Sewer System. Contact Ron Sekora in the Hastings Utilities Engineering Department by calling (402) 463-1371 or for more details and applicable costs.

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