An example of a septic system.

Septic Systems

A permit is required in Pipestone County to design, install, construct, alter, extend, and/or repair a septic system. Pipestone County requires septic compliance when a bedroom addition is requested, a new dwelling is constructed, or when property is sold or transferred. 

Application Forms

County Tax Loan (pdf)

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AgBMP Bank Loan (pdf)

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Land Transfer Agreement (pdf)

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Low Income SSTS Grant Application (pdf)

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Homeowner Information

Homeowner Tips

Homeowner Guide

Homeowner Guide

An example of a septic system.

  • Septic system's should be pumped every 1 to 3 years, depending on usage. Do not let your systems go for over 3 years without pumping. 
  • Ask your pumping contractor to look over the components and clean off the pump and screens when they pump your tank. This will keep everything functioning properly. 
  • Keep your drain field free of all traffic! If the area gets compacted your system will not work correctly and in turn will cost you money to fix it. 
  • Almost all of the newly installed septic systems have alarms. If the alarm goes off it is crucial for you to have it looked at. Something is obviously wrong. 
  • Don't mow the grass over the soil treatment area in the Fall. The longer will act as a snow catch and will better insulate your system during the winter months.
  • For more information, visit the following links:


Understanding Your Septic

Septic Maintenance 

System Abandonment

Preventing Illness from Sewage in a Flood

 Why Treat Sewage?

Homeowner Guide

Homeowner Guide

Homeowner Guide

Septic System Owner's Guide

Homeowner Guide's are sent out with all newly installed septic systems. They are also available in our office for those who do not have one.