Wells & Septic Systems

Importance of Groundwater Resources

To help protect public health, groundwater quality and groundwater quantity, it is important for wells to be properly constructed, maintained, and sealed by a licensed well contractor when no longer in service.

The County has long recognized the importance of our groundwater resources and entered into a delegation agreement with the State in 1989 to regulate and inspect the construction, reconstruction and sealing of wells.


Conventional Septic SystemTreating Sewage Adequately

Blue Earth County’s rural residents predominantly rely on septic systems (Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems- SSTS) to treat the wastewater generated in their homes and businesses.

The proper location, design, installation, use, and maintenance of a subsurface sewage treatment system (SSTS) protects the public health, safety, and general welfare. This public health protection is ensured by adequately treating sewage through filtration, soil absorption, and purification prior to subsurface floor back into the groundwater.