Environmental Health

Division Overview

The Environmental Health division administers the Rice County Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Ordinance, which involves reviewing individual and community wastewater treatment system designs, issuing permits for those systems and inspecting the installation of the systems to ensure code requirements are met.  The Environmental Health division also becomes involved in public health nuisance complaints, emergency preparedness & response, solid waste issues, air quality issues, water quality issues, and grant programs.

For questions or concerns relating to Environmental Health, please contact:

   Marilee DeGroot, Environmental Health Administrator, at (507) 332-6170 or by email


Financial Assistance - Septic Systems


Sewage Treatment System Owner Educational Videos


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    MPCA Licensed Professionals


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