Which rules and ordinances govern the subsurface sewage treatment systems in McLeod County?
To issue a septic permit McLeod County requires:
- Type I System: $300.00, plus a $100 Soil Verification fee for a total of $400.00.
- Type II System (Holding Tank): $150.00 plus a $50.00 Operating Permit for a total of $200.00.
- Type III, IV, or V Systems (a system requiring monitoring and mitigation) the cost is $450.00, plus a $50.00 Operating Permit.
- All permits shall include a University of Minnesota Septic Management Plan.
NOTE: All non-standard systems require an Operating Permit with a cost of $50.00.
I have a non-compliant SSTS on my property but the home will no longer be in use; do I still need to upgrade my septic system?
If your septic system is no longer needed you may be able to abandon the system to bring the property into compliance. Abandonment of the system must be completed according to Minnesota Rules, Chapter 7080.2500
. After abandonment the MPCA SSTS Abandonment Form
must be completed by a licensed installation business and submitted to McLeod County Environmental Services for approval; along with disconnecting the water supply to the home.
McLeod County allows non-pressurized systems to be installed by the homeowner if the system’s designer is present at the final inspection. For these systems approval must be obtained from the Environmental Services office in advance.