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Septic Systems

On-site Waste Water Treatment (Septic) Systems

St. Louis County Environmental Services' On-Site Wastewater Division is responsible for the administration and coordination of on-site waste water treatment including enforcement of individual sewage treatment system regulations through permitting and inspection.  

  • Buying or Selling Property: St. Louis County Individual Sewage Treatment Ordinance 61 requires that property owners must provide full disclosure of the existence and status of on-site waste water treatment systems. Learn more about Buying or Selling Property...
  • Septic Service Providers: To find a licensed Designer, Inspector, Installer, Maintainer, or Service Provider refer to the MPCA website or contact one of our offices. Select "St. Louis County" and check the type of service you need at the MPCA's Septic Service Providers search page.
  • Your Environmental Specialist: To learn which St. Louis County Environmental Specialist works your area, look on this Area Map...
  • Septic System Permitting: A Permit To Construct a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) is required for the construction, installation, or renovation of any septic system, privy, or holding tank. Learn more about Septic System Permitting...
  • Septic System User Information: Information about how septic systems  protect human health and the environment. Learn more about Septic System User Information...
  • Septic System Videos: Septic system videos for property owners and developers. Learn more about Septic System Videos...
  • Imminent Public Health Threat Grant Program:  St. Louis County Environmental Services Department has monies available to assist low-income homeowners to repair or replace failing systems that are classified as Imminent Public Health threats, or non-compliant systems.  
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Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment logo05/31/2016.  St. Louis County Environmental Services Department received a $200,000 grant from the Board of Water and Soil Resources Clean Water Legacy Fund.

The Housing Rehabilitation Board awarded matching funding of $56,000 for a program to assist low-income homeowners to repair or replace failing septic systems that are determined to be classified as Imminent Public Health Threats.

The program will be administered by the AEOA and begin during the summer of 2016.

For more information call 218-749-0625.

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St. Louis County Environmental Services Department
307 First St. S., Ste. 115
Virginia, Minnesota  55792