To help protect public health and the quality of our groundwater, it is
important for wells to be properly constructed, maintained, and sealed
when no longer in service.
The County has long recognized the importance of our groundwater
resources and entered into a delegation agreement with the State in 1989
to regulate and inspect the construction, reconstruction and sealing of
Treating Sewage Adequately
Blue Earth County’s rural residents rely on septic systems to treat the wastewater generated in their homes and businesses.
The proper location, design, installation, use, and maintenance of an individual subsurface sewage treatment system (ISTS) protects the public health, safety, and general welfare by the discharge of adequately treated sewage to the groundwater.