See requirements for cities and townships that choose to have a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System program.
Complete Phases I and II of MN Extension's 5-step process (or equivalent data collection, task force formation, goals adoption, options exploration).
Complete Phase III (agreement on technology, legal structure); confirm that the county or an entity larger than the city would not be the best responsible management entity.
Complete Phases IV and V (implement financing, legal structure, management).
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Coon Rapids - 3 star
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Year action initially completed: 2015
The City of Coon Rapids building inspections division requires periodic inspections on septic systems, and often these inspections indicate connection to City sewer is required. Septic tanks that fail annual inspections are condemned by the City Building Official, and the properties are required to connect to City sewer. The City's Septic Ordinance has been updated to set parameters to address a failing system. Chapter 13-500 addresses failing systems or imminent threats. The City requires a pumping report every 3 years which tells them which systems need to be hooked up. A compliance inspection is also required at time of sale for all new purchases.
The City administers the SSTS program and all provisions of the 2011 SSTS Ordinance. The City has a plumbing inspector that is responsible for administering the ordinance and inspecting the SSTS systems
The City of Maplewood has a program that follows the five-step process for addressing failing septic systems developed by the University of Minnesota's Onsite Sewage Treatment Program.
The City of Maplewood also has an ordinance regarding other aspects of Septic Systems from planning to clean up. Since these require permits, the city of Maplewood can help those involved find resources as well as proper guidelines.
Shoreview’s Development Ordinance regulates individual sewage treatment systems. The City’s individual sewage treatment system ordinance is consistent with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Rule 7080 requirements including inspection and service requirements.
Education efforts include informing individual sewage treatment system users of the proper maintenance and use of their systems.