Improving Omaha’s Environment
Responsibility for the City’s environmental systems resides with the Public Works Department. Specifically, the Environmental Services Division oversees the storm sewer system, the wastewater collection system and pumping facilities, the wastewater treatment facilities, the solid waste collection and disposal facilities, and the maintenance and operation of the Missouri River floodwall and levee system.
The City’s Sanitary Interceptor Sewer Master Plan for the Papillion Creek Watershed was updated in 2015. The plan is based on an evaluation of land use trends for residential, commercial, and industrial land consumption on the sewer system. Interceptor sewer improvement projects, programming and financing involving the Papillion Creek Watershed are evaluated in both inner-suburban and developing suburban areas based on the current fifty- year population projections. The plan includes a schedule for construction of interceptor extensions and purchase of existing interceptor lines owned by Sanitary and Improvements Districts (SIDs). The updated Sewer Plan includes a new growth boundary and identification of sewer needs to serve new development.