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GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management

Septic Systems
no. 21

Implement an environmentally sound management program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems.
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Arrange for assistance to commercial, retail and industrial businesses with water use reduction, pollution prevention and pretreatment prior to discharge to septics.

Provide businesses with information on water conservation, pollution prevention and pre-treatment.
City engineering staff assist with design and planning during development review.
Work with multiple businesses to share one system and thus free up space in town currently underlain with multiple systems that preclude higher surface uses that pay higher taxes.


Date action report first entered:   05/01/2013

Implementation details:
Yes, engineering staff assist with design and planning during development review.

For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff)   |   ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov   |   651-490-4665

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Burnsville pending

Date action report first entered:   06/06/2012

Implementation details:
There are few businesses that are not connected to public utilities in Burnsville. The few that operate are low water users such as salt storage or outdoor storage operations

For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff)   |   basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us   |   952-895-4524

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Fergus Falls pending

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2016
Date of last report update:   01/14/2016

Implementation details:
The City of Fergus Falls is unaware of any commercial, retail or industrial business in the area that is not currently served by the city’s sewer system.

For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff)   |   len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us   |   218-332-5418

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pending means a star rating has not yet been assigned to this city

greenstep advisor
Nick Haig, Onsite Sewage Treatment Program, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651-757/2536, nick.haig@state.mn.us, https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/subsurface-sewage-treatment-systems