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
111 Sixth Street
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone (507) 237-5435, Ext. 105
Coleton Draeger, High Island Watershed Creek Clean Water Partnership Coordinator
Sibley County Courthouse
400 Court Ave
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone (507) 237-4050
To obtain a well permit, contact a licensed well driller.
For information on well management, contact http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/wells/
For well water quality, contact our local Sibley County Public Health Department at 507-237-4000, or the Department of Health Well Management, Central Office, at (651)201-4600 or 1-800-383-9808, firstname.lastname@example.org
For possible well history or location, contact http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/cwi
If there is available funding for well sealing, contact the Sibley County Water Planner at 507-237-5435, Ext. 105.
Water Testing Services
MN Valley Testing
1126 N Front St.
New Ulm, MN
City of St. Peter
227 So. Front St.