State Codes May Vary From Local Ordinance
The Septic System Design that is best suited for your MN property is determined by Soil Conditions along with Site Location and Conditions. Minnesota codes regulating Septic Systems may vary from local city or county ordinances. You should always check with your local municipality for requirements in your area. Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for Septic Designs and Septic Installations in the Twin Cities area or Northern Minnesota. The owner, Brad Krotzer is MPCA Certified as a MN Septic Professional.
Soil Conditions And Site Location
Most Minnesota onsite sewage treatment systems use one of the available Soil Treatment Systems. There are numerous individual wastewater treatment systems to choose from. Soil Conditions and Site Location usually dictate the type of Septic System to be used on your property. A community such as Dayton, MN may have a different type of wastewater treatment system installed than in Andover or Ham Lake, MN.
SSTS Versus ISTS
In the state of Minnesota an Onsite Septic System is referred to as a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS). In the past this same wastewater treatment system was called an Individual Sewage Treatment System (ISTS). They both mean the same thing. Only the terminology has changed.
Conventional Soil Treatment Septic Systems
Conventional Wastewater Treatment in Minnesota utilizes one of the various types of Soil Treatment Septic Systems listed below. Each includes an underground Septic Tank and a way to send liquid waste through the soil for effective organic treatment. Proper treatment of waste water will remove hazardous pathogens before allowing water to make its way back into the environment.
- Gravel Trench System
- Pressure Beds and Seepage Beds
- At-Grade Drainfield System
- Mound System
Organic Sewage Treatment Process
The Soil Treatment Septic Systems listed above rely on a combination of Biological, Chemical and Physical processes to treat wastewater that contains sewage. Some septic systems include a Septic Pump and some types rely on Gravity to move liquid effluent out to the Soil Absorption Treatment System.
The organic treatment process begins inside of an underground Septic Tank. Naturally occurring Bacteria inside of the tank starts the biological treatment to Remove Hazardous Bacteria, Parasites, Nutrients, Viruses and Chemicals.
MPCA Certified Septic Professional
Contact Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for assistance with Septic System Designs. Brad is a MPCA Certified Septic Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the state of Minnesota. He can do Soil Testing and Site Evaluations to determine which type of Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) is best for your MN property. We are Licensed for Septic Designs and Professional Septic Installations among other septic services.
Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769
Serving the Twin Cities area and Northern Minnesota since 1996