Most rural households do not have access to municipal sewage treatment systems and need a way of properly treating and disposing of waste water. Basic information concerning operation and maintenance of septic systems is provided online by the University of Minnesota.
Point of Sale
A sale or transfer of property requires your septic system be inspected by a state licensed inspector prior to the sale. A valid certificate of compliance or notice of non compliance is required at closing.
Straight pipe systems deposit sewage directly to a lake or a stream, a drainage system, or a yard. They are a threat to our environment and our health. Read about straight pipe systems in the Straight Pipe Fact Sheet.
We currently have loan money available for residents to upgrade their existing systems through the Nicollet County Septic Loan Program, call 507-934-7070 for more information.