Todd County Septic Inventory V

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Todd County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The proposed work will be the fifth septic inventory effort conducted by Todd County and will include eight lakes, 431 parcels, and 277 established addresses. Three of the lakes - Cedar, Long Higgens, and Pauley are located in the Sauk River Watershed District's Sauk Lake Management Unit which is a high priority for improvement. These are the last three lakes of any size to be completed in the Sauk River Watershed portion of Todd County. Nitrogen and phosphorus levels are an issue through the watershed and this management unit in particular. Five Todd County lakes located in the Mississippi River Brainerd watershed will also be inventoried. The TMDL and WRAPS are scheduled to be developed starting in 2016 and the proposed work will supply needed information related to the status of septic systems there. These five lakes will represent about half of the developed lakes in the Todd County portion of the Mississippi River Brainerd watershed. Previous work in the Swan River subwatershed portion of this watershed identified nutrient levels as a target to improve water quality. Reaching for full compliance with septic rules and standards will help reach water quality goals.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a a feasibility study of Shattuck Saint Mary's to assess and quantify the extent of erosion and pollutant loading, identify critical source areas and recommended the most cost-efficient best management practices.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The septic inventory has been completed as proposed.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Todd County
Street Address
215 1st Ave S Ste 104
Long Prairie
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767