Septic Program

The Environmental Services Department oversees all septic systems within the County’s applicable jurisdiction in regard to:

  • Alteration
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Monitoring
  • Operation
  • Siting

Compliance Inspections

Le Sueur County requires compliance inspections for the following:

  • At any time the Department deems appropriate, such as upon receiving a complaint or other information of system failure
  • For all zoning permits in shoreland zoning districts
  • For a zoning permit for the principal structure in all non-shoreland zoning districts
  • Prior to sale (the landowner is a responsible party to provide this information)

SSTS Low Income Grant

Le Sueur County was awarded funds to help prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollutants in groundwater and surface water from subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS). The low-income grant program assists landowners with the financial costs that are required to design, install, repair, and replace a SSTS on residential property that has been deemed an imminent threat to public health or is failing to protect groundwater.  To find out more, please click on the links below.

Septic Low Income Grant Policy

Septic Low Income Grant Application