Failed and inefficient septic systems are a major source of water pollution in Minnesota. Inspection and upgrading is normally only required when property changes hands. Because they impact public waters, they should be inspected regularly and upgraded as needed. Septic system inspection should be mandatory and regular - not only when they are bought or sold.
Support funding and legislation to impose new regulatory mandates and incentive-based measures to improve monitoring and assessment, restoration, and protection of Minnesota’s surface waters.
When polluting is free and conservation costs money, it's no surprise that we see more land use pollution and less conservation on the landscape in rural areas. In an state without effective regulations to address farm runoff and widespread fertilizer pollution to our rivers and groundwater, we shouldn't be surprised to see nitrate fertilizer pollution increasing in Minnesota rivers. Conventional farm soils also hold ...more »