The Devil’s Lake Water Improvement District’s (DLWID) Manager and Lincoln City officials have advocated the creation of new City Ordinances to regulate septic tanks tributary to Devils Lake.  A “Septic Tank Revitalization Program” would assess the condition of septic systems in the watershed.  Unfortunately, the initial program had some issues that created concerns among lake front residents.  This website helped residents become familure with the topic and advocate their position.  The goal was to convince the DLWID board to review the program and if necessary make recommendations to the City to modify the Septic Tank Revitalization Program.  The District did listen and negotiated changes to the program which seem to satisfy most residents.  This page is devoted to providing information on the program as it moves through it first legal draft, to implementation and report on the results of its findings.

Review Recent Posts By Subject

You can follow specific septic tank activities by clicking on these links;

Septic– All article related to septic tanks.

DLWID Septic– Articles about DLWID’s activities related to septic tanks

City Septic– Articles about the City’s activities related to septic tanks

Other Septic– Articles related to septic tanks or sewers

Resource Materials

The following materials are available for download for your review.

DLIWD Materials

Septic Program Documented History

1982 DEQ Water Quality and Biomass Sampling

Application DEQ Revolving Loan Program

Lincoln City Materials

Memo from David Hawker

Function of Septic Systems

Newsletter Septic tanks and nutrients

Map of properties

Agenda City/Agency Meeting of November 25, 2009

Sign up Sheet from 11-25-09 meeting

Section 13.12.050 (B2) of the Lincoln City Municipal Code

Dune City Materials

Dunes City Ordinance

Dunes City Inspection Form