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WATER PLANNING/WELLS

Water Planning 
 
  

Sibley County adopted its first Local Water Management Plan in 1990. The purpose is to identify any water quality problems and look for ways to protect the waterways in Sibley County.

The Water Planner/Watershed Technician is in charge of the Local Water Plan for the county. The water planner does the following:
  •  Assists the public with water quality problems that arise.
  •  Educates the public about point and nonpoint water quality problems.    
  •  Administers the Implementation Projects and TMDL’s (Total Maximum Daily Load) that occur in Sibley County watersheds.
  • Assists property owners in obtaining watershed low-interest loans on replacing septic systems. The watersheds are Rush River, High Island Creek and Crow River/Buffalo Creek. See maps for watershed locations. 
  •  Assists in providing information for Best Management Practices for property owners.
  • Ron Otto, Sibley County Water Planner/Watershed Technician 
    SWCD office
    111 Sixth Street
    Gaylord, MN 55334
    Phone (507) 237-5435, Ext. 105
    E-mail Ron.Otto@sibleyswcd.org

  • Coleton Draeger, High Island Watershed Creek Clean Water Partnership Coordinator
    Sibley County Courthouse
    400 Court Ave
    Gaylord, MN 55334
    Phone (507) 237-4050
      
Wells
Water Testing Services
 
MN Valley Testing
1126 N Front St.
New Ulm, MN
(800) 782-3557
 
City of St. Peter
227 So. Front St.
(507) 934-0644
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