Septic Systems

If you have an on-site sewage system on your property, you are required to have your Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) inspected and/or pumped on a regular basis. This is to ensure that the system is working properly and is not creating a public health hazard. Inspections are required every three years and must be performed by a licensed ISTS Maintainer/Provider.

  • Permits and Forms
    Look here for pumping and inspection requirements for your Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS). The city offers a list of licensed Septic Providers for your assistance. Contractors can purchase the Pumping/Inspection Permit form by visiting the Building Desk at City Hall.
  • The University of Minnesota publishes a Septic System Owner's Guide for septic system use and maintenance. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency offers information on your SSTS.

Well and Septic Repair/Replacement Loan Program

Anoka County HRA assists landowners by offering low-interest loans for qualified projects to repair or replace failed/failing septic systems or private wells that pose a threat to groundwater quality.