SSTS Program Enhancement Grant Program - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Multiple Local Government Units
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2011
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Le Sueur
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
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.

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 and Inventory 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.
7 projects totaling $370,573 were awarded in FY2011. 3 of those projects were to conduct SSTS inventories.

Project Manager
Organization Name
Board of Water and Soil Resources
(651) 296-3767
Competitive Grant Making Body
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp