On Site Individual Sewer Systems

MN Septic Compliance Inspection Part 1You take care of your home and vehicle as a way of Protecting Your Investment and the Safety of Your Family. Taking good care of a Septic Tank System is just as important. Having a Septic Compliance Inspection once every 3 years can reveal when the tank needs to be emptied, if it is up to current safety standards and whether a repair is warranted. MPCA Septic Compliance Inspectors have gone through classroom education and hands-on training in order to understand the complexities of all commonly used types of On Site Individual Sewer Systems and ways in which they may require updating to comply with state safety regulations. The owner, Brad Krotzer of CSI Custom Septic, Inc. is licensed and certified for Minnesota Septic Inspections.


State Mandated Septic System Safety Standards

Each household, vacation home or business in Minnesota should have a form of Sewage Collection and Disposal System to handle all wastewater generated at that site. Properties with a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) or commonly known as a Septic System, must keep the system within state mandated safety standards. Septic Compliance Inspections are utilized to examine existing septic systems and systems that are newly installed.


Two Types of Septic Compliance Inspections

A Septic Compliance Inspection for a Newly Installed Sewage System is actually looking at a wider range of factors than a compliance inspection for an Existing Septic System. Both types of inspections are important for determining whether the system can adequately Protect Public Health and Minimize Environmental Impact. The size and scope of the inspection differs for new septic systems compared to existing systems.


Inspections for Newly Installed Septic System

When a New Septic Tank System is constructed on a property it must pass an inspection that determines whether it meets current Code Requirements. A Septic Compliance Inspector will look for proper installation and conduct a hands-on set of tests to examine the following criteria. The inspector is required to submit an official finding as passing and receiving a Certificate of Compliance (COC) that is valid for 5 years. Failing the compliance inspection can result in receiving a Notice of Noncompliance (NON) with further instructions.

  • Protection of Public Health
  • Protecting Groundwater
  • Ease of Maintenance for a Healthy Septic System
  • Expected Longevity of the new septic system
  • Estimate for On Site Sewer System Reliability
  • Size of complete Septic System
  • Code compliant Setbacks for wells, structures, designated wet land area and property lines
  • Verification of required Vertical Separation distance on newly constructed sewage disposal systems


Licensed MN Septic Inspector

Make sure that your own Septic Tank System is up to code by scheduling a Septic Compliance Inspection with CSI Custom Septic, Inc. We have a MN Licensed Septic Inspector on staff who can provide you with a MPCA certified inspection certificate that indicates passing or failing grade. Inspection criteria for New Septic Systems are detailed above. More information on compliance inspections for Existing Septic Systems will be included in our next blog posting.

In the following MN counties Anoka, Hennepin, Sherburne and Wright County, contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. to schedule and appointment for a Certified Septic Compliance Inspection at: (763) 218-4769