Minnesota's Legacy

Kelle's Creek Septic System Assessment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Valley Branch WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Washington
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,000
Direct expenses
$48,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in septic systems inspections throughout the bacteria impaired Kelle's Creek watershed to identify those systems that are non-functioning, non-compliant, or an imminent threat to public health and safety.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Valley Branch WD are: David Bucheck, Ed Marchan, Jill Lucas, Lincoln Fetcher
Project Overview

The Kelle's Creek septic system assessment project will examine septic systems throughout the Kelle's Creek watershed to identify those systems that are non-functioning, non-compliant, or an imminent threat to public health and safety. Preliminary prioritization of the septic systems within the watershed will be based on the Washington County GIS database, followed by outreach to landowners to identify willing participants. Ultimately, this project will include inspection of up to 150 septic systems within the Kelle's Creek hydrologic boundary. Properties identified as potentially non-compliant will be ranked based on their estimated function and needs, and outreach efforts will be targeted at the highest-priority properties. This outreach will include promotion of Washington County low-interest loan and grant programs to replace or upgrade non-functioning septic systems ultimately bringing them into compliance and improving the water quality of Kelle's Creek and the St. Croix River. The project will be completed in partnership with the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment.

Project Manager
First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Koehler
Organization Name
Valley Branch WD
Phone
952-832-2750
Email
jkoehler@barr.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp