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County hearing set regarding sewage regulations

A proposed revision to the Washington County Development Code that addresses individual sewage treatment system regulations will be discussed at a public hearing before the county's Planning Advisory Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in the Washington County Board Chambers.

The chambers are in the county government center at 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater.

On Feb. 4, 2008, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) published new state rules governing subsurface sewage treatment systems.

Washington County is required to revise and implement its own ordinance to be in compliance with the state rules, no later than Feb. 4, 2010.

The public may attend the meeting and testify. Both written and oral statements will be accepted at the hearing.

An electronic copy of the proposed ordinance may be found at:

A copy of the proposed ordinance, and applicable Minnesota Rules and Statutes is available for public review with the Washington County Auditor and at the Washington County Department of Public Health & Environment offices at 14949 62nd St. N. in Stillwater, 13000 Ravine Parkway S. in Cottage Grove, and 19955 Forest Road N. in Forest Lake during normal business hours.

Questions or comments may be directed to Chris LeClair at (651) 430-6673, Pete Ganzel at (651) 430-6676 or Amanda Strommer at (651) 430-6744.