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Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS)

Individual Sewage Treatment Systems (ISTS) or Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS)  are commonly known as "septic systems".  The purpose of an ISTS or SSTS is to treat sewage from your household.  Proper treatment of wastewater reduces health risks to humans and animals and prevents surface and groundwater contamination.

The Kandiyohi County Environmental Services Department, through the Sewage Treatment Ordinance No. 27 and MN Rules Chapter 7080, 7081, 7082 and 7083, regulates the design, permitting, installation and inspection of Subsurface Sewer Treatment Systems (SSTS).

County SSTS Office Contact
Krista Krupa, Environmental Specialist
Phone:  (320) 231-6229 Ext. 5258

A Permit is required in Kandiyohi County to design, install, construct, alter, extend, and/or repair a (SSTS).  Kandiyohi County requires a septic compliance inspection in Shoreland Management Zones when any land use, building permit or variance is requested for any improvement on, or use of, the property and in any other Zone, when a bedroom addition is requested, or when a property is sold or transferred.

- SSTS Permit Form
     (FILLABLE pdf)
- SSTS Site Plan
- SSTS Soil Observation Log
- Pumping Contract
     (FILLABLE pdf)
- MPCA Tank Integrity Assessment Form
     (FILLABLE docx)
- MPCA Compliance Inspection Form
     (FILLABLE docx)
- MPCA Abandonment Form
     (FILLABLE pdf)
- SSTS Basic Design Forms
- SSTS Property Transfer Disclosure Form
     (FILLABLE pdf)

SSTS Contractors
Properties located on a public sewer district, such as Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer or the Eagle Lake Sewer District should contact the respective office directly with questions and/or proposed projects.

Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer & Water District
Corey Smith, GLSSWD Superintendent 
14403 - 138th Ave SE
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone:  (320) 796-4523

***The Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer District has extended beyond Green Lake to Lake Florida, George Lake, Nest Lake, Henderson Lake, and Diamond Lake as well as the City of Spicer and City of Kandiyohi.

Eagle Lake Sewer  (City of Willmar)
City of Willmar Engineer
333 - 6th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone:  (320) 235-4202

***Eagle Lake Sewer covers Eagle Lake and the Sunray development area.