Septic Systems

Department Functions

Currently, the County Property and Environmental Resources Department staff perform the following duties:

   - Conduct soil verifications with septic designers during the design process 

   - Review design plans submitted for permitting

   Issue permits

   - Conduct inspections of new & replacement installations

   - Review submitted septic compliance inspections 


Recent Updates

With the adopted revisions to the State Rules that govern the regulations concerning septic systems (SSTS), Blue Earth County has updated our ordinance to reflect needed changes required to stay in compliance with the State Rule.  The amended ordinance was adopted and became effective April 27, 2021. These environmental protection standards have been adopted countywide.