The City has Policies 5.035 and 5.036 which outline options for connecting to existing trunk mains in CSAH 5 and that outline the conditions under which street and utility improvemens will be provided in SW Burnsville (area zoned R1A, Single Family Rural Residential) Policy 5.036 allows property owners to elect to have the connection charge assessed to their property to allow for payment over a period of up to 10 years to help offest costs. Property owners may either undertake major repairs/renovation ot SSTS systems or connect to public utilities. The city will not order connection to the municipal system unless a documented health risk is determined or if ordered by MPCA.
Rochesters Water Quality Protection Program started in 1998. It provides a financial subsidy to reduce city sewer and water costs to the property owner. it has been used in 31 subdivisions to eliminate 1500 septic systems and provide city sewer service. No payment or interest charges are required until a date 3 years after a project is awarded to serve your neighborhood. Thereafter, uniform payments can be made over a period of 10 years at 7.5% annually on the unpaid balance. No connection is required until a date 5 years after a project is awarded to serve your neighborhood.
The County provides a sceptic replacement program that residents within city limits who still have septic systems are encouraged to use. Recently, for one example, one home owner's system that was recently reviewed by city staff discovered that their septic system connected to the city's wastewater outflow line. The homeowner was informed this needs to be corrected for environmental reasons and was informed about the county's financing program. In the event additional financing is needed, the city would assist. The city in addition, provides loans for private water and sewerline replacement.
Occurs for tribal citizens on tribal land under certain circumstance, every AI is eligible for 1 septic system which is possible by EPA funding through IHS. Leech Lake is working on putting stony point campground to join city system.