"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.

  • 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.
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.