Le Sueur County has been awarded a Clean Water Legacy Grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources to investigate septic system compliance status for residences in the district. The funds that Le Sueur County has received are grant funds and do not need to be repaid. Le Sueur County completed a competitive request for qualifications process and has selected Wenck Associates, Inc. (Wenck) as the contractor to complete the septic system compliance inspections and produce a report of findings.
The purpose of the project, known as the Jefferson German Lakes Septic Inventory Project, is to determine to what extent a septic system compliance problem exists within the district. Much discussion has occurred in the past about a solution for the district without accurately identifying the problem. The septic system compliance status data will assist in future decision making about possible long term infrastructure options.
The project is open and available to existing homes in the district. The County Board has decided that it will make participation in the project voluntary with the following incentives for participation: