Minnesota's Legacy

SSTS Program Enhancement Grant Program - 2010

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$860,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Multiple Local Government Units
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2010
End Date
December 2011
Counties Affected
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Wadena
Winona
Wright
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Wadena
Winona
Wright
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$860,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$259,100
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Evaluation and Outcome Plan Evaluation and outcome plans are required as a part of the grant agreement between BWSR and the grantee. These required plans consist of verifying project installation and creating operation and maintenance plans to ensure the project is functioning as designed. Funded projects meet locally identified water quality goals within the larger scope of Minnesota's clean water efforts. Projects reduce pollutant loads aimed at improving watershed health over time. The long-term evaluation of clean water fund projects will be monitored as part of the state's intensive watershed monitoring strategy.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Actual Outcomes
This project resulted in more than 400 performance septic systems files requiring annual monitoring reports digitally scanned into the database. The permitting program containing the database has mapping and form letter capabilities and is also tied into the scheduling software for the office. Database development will continue after grant completion.

Project Overview

Successful long-term treatment of sewage depends on a system capable of providing adequate treatment and effective on-going operation and maintenance. Clean Water Fund Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Program Enhancement funds are used by counties to strengthen programs dedicated to SSTS ordinance management and enforcement. These funds are used for a variety of tasks required to successfully implement a local SSTS program including inventories, enforcement, and databases to insure SSTS maintenance reporting programs. These efforts enhance environmental protection as well as reduce water pollution and human health impacts.
14 projects totaling $860,000 were awarded in FY2010. 2 of those projects were to conduct SSTS inventories.

Project Manager
Organization Name
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Phone
(651) 296-3767
Competitive Grant Making Body
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp