Water Resources Center

The Water Resources Center is affiliated with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension.

MN Real Estate Agents

The U of M Onsite Sewage Treatment Program team is a certified provider by the MN Department of Commerce to provide a four hour continuing education course entitled "Septic System Introduction and Advanced Topics". This course is accredited for real estate agents and appraisers.  Please contact our program if you would like to discuss arrangements to host this course.

Products for Your Clients

Provide your clients with the information they need to be responsible septic system owners

Septic System Owner's Guide

Landscaping Septic Systems

Locating Onsite Home Sewage Systems

Septic System DVD and Guide 

Septic System Information

Information to familiarize yourself and your clients with how septic systems work

Understanding Your Septic System

Vertical Separation Distance for Existing Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (.pdf)

Septic System Options (.pdf)

Guide to Hiring a Septic System Professional

Taking Care of Your Septic System

Septic System Operation and Maintenance

Buying a Home or Cabin with a Septic System

Septic System Owner's Guide

Pumping Frequency Worksheet (.pdf)

Septic System Failures

Abandoning Your Septic System (.pdf)

Inspection and Upgrade Requirements for Bedroom Additions

Disclosure at Property Transfer

MPCA Factsheets

MPCA Septic System Disclosure Form (.pdf)

Minnesota Association of Realtors

Compliance Inspections

MPCA Factsheets

MPCA Compliance Inspection Form (.pdf)