"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."


Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning

119 2nd Ave. S.W. Suite #13

Pipestone, MN 56164


8:00am to 4:30pm  Monday - Friday

Phone: 507-825-1185

Fax: 507-825-6782

Septic System Diagram
Homeowner Tips:

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

Homeowner Info.
Application Forms

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.
  • Septic System's should be pumped every 1 to 3 years, depending on usage. Do not let your system 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.