Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS)

Pope County Land & Resource Management administers the Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Ordinance which was adopted to protect Pope County’s water resources and environment, as well as to promote public health, safety, welfare, socioeconomic growth and development.

Funding options for the replacement of SSTS in Pope County include the AgBMP low interest loan program as well as the SSTS Fix-Up Grant, for further information click here.

AgBMP Loan Program

Pope County, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture offers the AgBMP Loan Program to eligible recipients. These funds can be used for any SSTS installation, replacement, upgrade, repair, cluster system, etc. An application for this loan can be found below.

SSTS Fix-Up Grant

Pope County Land & Resource Management (L&RM) was awarded a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to support work for the Clean Water Legacy Act (MN Stat. Ch. 114D). These funds can be used to replace SSTS that have been deemed to be an Imminent Threat to Public Health and Safety or Failing to Protect Groundwater. Application forms for this grant can be found below. 

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