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Learn about wastewater, centralized sewer system, and why the Unified Southern Sarpy Wastewater System is vital for Sarpy County's growth.

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What is wastewater?

Wastewater is water that has been used in the home, in a business, or as part of an industrial process. It is necessary to have a system to remove wastewater safely from a developed area.

What is a centralized sewer system?

Centralized systems are public sewer systems. They treat wastewater in a single, centralized location. Sewers collect municipal wastewater from homes, businesses, and industries and deliver it to a treatment plant for processing. After wastewater is treated, it is reused or discharged to surface water or ground water. It is necessary for development to have an efficient sewer system.

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Why is the sewer system necessary for Sarpy County?

Right now, Sarpy County is cut in half by a ridgeline. Development has been hindered due to a lack of a sewer system structure on the southern part of the ridgeline. The SCCWWA is developing a sewer system.

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