Septic Systems

Septic Pumping

A Septic Pumping Permit must be filled out and submitted to the City each time a septic tank is pumped. The permits are available for purchase at City Hall. Please use the Septic Tank Pumping Permit Application Sample (PDF) to guide you in filling out the Septic permit application found in the list of permit applications.

Sewage System Rules

The City is responsible for administering Minnesota Rules Chapter 7080 related to Individual Sewage Treatment Systems (ISTS). The City currently has approximately 4,200 of these systems within the community. Owners of these systems must check for leaks through visual evidence and measure or remove certain accumulations at a frequency no less than every three (3) years. The rules specify the terms when certain material shall be removed. Owners may contact their sewage handler to determine when these accumulations must be removed. Please, contact the building division if should you need more information.

Links & Resources

The City has prepared a number of resources to help owners in maintenance of their system.