Septic Systems

Scott County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at 10:30 in the County Board Room.  The purpose of this hearing is to consider amendments to the SSTS Ordinance and ensure the ordinance is consistent with current state rules and statues, remove redundant definitions, and terms, clarify current ordinance language, and update the variance process.

 Over 8,700 homes in Scott County rely on a septic system for their on-site wastewater treatment. A septic system is a large and important investment. It is vital that homeowners understand how their system works, and that they do what they can to extend the life of their Septic System. The positive benefits of a properly-functioning and long-lasting septic system are both financial and environmental.

Despite our abundance of lakes and rivers more than two-thirds of Minnesotans get their drinking water from ground water (i.e., wells).  Since septic systems discharge treated sewage into the ground, ultimately traveling to the ground water, they must be properly sited, designed, built and maintained to protect human health.
Interested in using native prairie grass for cover on your septic system?  
Visit the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District website for information and ordering options.