Training Events

 The UMN Onsite Sewage Treatment Program along with the Minnesota Department of Health are offering FREE septic system and private well homeowner education classes across Minnesota.

This class will cover the basics of how septic systems function, well water testing, and how to help protect your well from contamination sources.  It will also provide property owners information on chemicals of emerging concern (CEC) including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and the potential impact on ground and surface water.  Information on proper maintenance of both septic systems and private drinking water systems will be covered to help property owners protect their investments and the environment.   A representative from the county will be present to answer any questions you may have related to the local ordinance and related programs.

Below is the list of locations and local contacts for more information:

October 2, 2018
Washington County
5:30pm
Hooley Hall
12300 40th St N, Stillwater, MN 
Contact: Stephanie Souter, Kati Hallerman Email: Kati.Hallermann@co.washington.mn.us / Stephanie.Souter@co.washington.mn.us / Phone: 651-430-6655
www.co.washington.mn.us/septic

November 6, 2018
Dakota County
6:00pm
Extension & Conservation Center
4100 220th Street W Ste 101, Farmington, MN 
Contact: Emily Gable, Email: emily.gable@co.dakota.mn.us / Phone: 952-891-7008
www.co.dakota.mn.us/Environment/WaterQuality/SepticSystem

March 7, 2019
Blue Earth County/Nicollet County
5:30pm
Blue Earth Government Center
410 south 5th Street, Mankato, MN
Contact: Pete Otterness, Email:  Pete.Otterness@co.nicollet.mn.us / Phone: 507-934-7076

May 9, 2019
6:00pm
Coon Lake Beach Community and Senior Center
182 Forest Road, East Bethel, MN 
Contact: Bart F. Biernat, Email: Bart.Biernat@co.anoka.mn.us / Phone: 763-324-4207

Factsheet: Protecting our Water Takes Good Drinking Water and Septic Systems .pdf


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