Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Program
 
Most homes and businesses in municipalities discharge their sewage to publicly owned sewage treatment plants. In rural areas, sewage is treated "onsite" utilizing septic tanks and soil treatment areas. These systems are called Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS). In either case, it is extremely important that sewage be treated properly to insure safe drinking water and safe water recreation, and so that the public is not exposed to health risks from sewage.

Winona County Planning Department through the Zoning Ordinance and authority from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regulates the design, permitting, installations, and inspections of Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS).
 
 Financial Assistance for Septic System Upgrades

Loans from AgBMP Program

Fix Up Loans through SEMCAC

USDA Rural Development Section 504 Loan & Grant Program






SSTS Septic Permit Application
SSTS Permit Fees

$350 - Holding Tank / Trench / Bed / Mound / At - Grade / Other

$350 - Commercial System

*fee includes: Soil Verification / Design Review / Installation Inspection(s)


FORMS: Design - Inspection - Installation - Maintenance - Management

 


Septic Point of Sale Certificate Form


Septic Responsibility Form


SSTS Abandonment Reporting Form


Locating Minnesota Licensed Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Professionals


U of M Onsite Sewage Treatment Program
Resource for homeowners, communities, professionals on topics related to onsite sewage treatment.

2017 Winona County SSTS Incentives Grant Report


2017 Winona County SSTS Grant Report


2016 Winona County SSTS Grant Report


SSTS Annual Report 2015


2015 Winona County SSTS Upgrade Grant Report


2015 Winona County SSTS Incentive Grant Report


2015 Winona County SSTS Grant Report


SSTS Annual Report 2014


2014 Winona County SSTS Grant Report


2013 Winona County SSTS Annual Report


2013 Winona County SSTS Upgrade Report