Septic System Pumping

Pursuant to Medina City Code 720 Individual Sewage Treatment Standards septic systems shall be inspected and septic tanks shall be pumped a minimum of once every three years.

The standard not only is intended to protect groundwater by requiring certified assessments of septic systems throughout the City, but also has the potential benefit of increasing the lifetime of the septic system, as experts believe regular pumping is an important part of maintaining a system.

Property owners shall arrange for a licensed septic service professional to pump the septic tank(s) and inspect the system a minimum of once every three years.  Following completion of the work, the septic service professional must fill-in the Septic System Pumping and Assessment Form and forward to the City of Medina by mail (2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340) , fax (763-473-9359) or email (lisa.demars@medinamn.gov ).

Septic Compliance Inspection Reports can be forwarded to lisa.demars@medinamn.gov for retention in the property address file.

Additional information regarding maintaining a healthy septic system can be found on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s website at: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/living-green/living-green-citizen/yard-and-garden/healthy-septic-systems.html