Best Practice Action Detail

Best Practice Action 21.7

GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management
Septic Systems No. 21

Implement an environmentally sound management program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems.

Best Practice Action 7

Arrange for assistance to commercial, retail and industrial businesses with water use reduction, pollution prevention and pretreatment prior to discharge to septics.

1 star Provide businesses with information on water conservation, pollution prevention and pre-treatment.
2 star City engineering staff assist with design and planning during development review.
3 star 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.

Who's doing it

Shoreview - 2 star
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Yes, engineering staff assist with design and planning during development review.
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For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff) | ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov | 651-490-4665
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Pierz - 1 star
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We partner with Rich Prairie Sewer and Water for our City Sewer and Water. They have plans in place to require pretreatment of discharged septics for industrial and commercial businesses.
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For more information contact:
Kari Tyson (City staff) | karit@pierzmn.org | 320-468-6471
Partners: Rich Prairie Sewer and Water District
Burnsville - Pending
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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
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For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff) | basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us | 952-895-4524
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Fergus Falls - Pending
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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.
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For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff) | len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us | 218-332-5418
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