Septic Loans and Grants

Septic Upgrade Loan Program (SULP)

The septic upgrade loan program is offered through the Le Sueur County Environmental Services Department.  The loan is available to residential and commercial properties.  It was established to assist residents in replacing subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS) in Le Sueur County. The Ordinance (located below) permits Le Sueur County to administer loan funds and collect the repayment as a lien against the property in accordance with Minnesota Statute, Chapter 115, as amended.  The loan program may not be used to facilitate new building construction. Facilitate new building construction includes increasing capacity of a SSTS beyond what is reasonably required to serve existing buildings and lots in existing recorded plats.  Loan terms and requirements will differ for residential and commercial properties.   

Questions? Please contact the Environmental Services Department at or 507-357-8538.

SSTS Low Income Grant (2023)

Le Sueur County has recently been 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.  

Please note two landowners are already working with the Environmental Services Department for this grant and there are no longer any grant funds available for this Fiscal Year 2023.  Le Sueur County may apply for additional funds in the future. 

Questions? Contact Holly Bushman at or 507-357-8540.

Agriculture Best Management Practice (AgBMP) Loan 

Is a water quality program that is offers low interest loans to farmers, rural landowners, and agricultural supply businesses.  The purpose of the program is to encourage practices that will reduce and prevent pollutants from contaminating surface and groundwater resources.  

This program is administered locally by the Le Sueur County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).  The Le Sueur SWCD is located at 181 W Minnesota St, Le Center, MN 56057.  Their main office number is 507-419-0365.

You may also visit the Minnesota Department of Health's website to learn more about the program: