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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.  All of these programs are administered by the Sibley County Soil & Water Conservation (SWCD) office; follow this link to learn more http://www.sibleyswcd.org.

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 & Eric Goetsch, Conservation Technician
    SWCD office
    111 Sixth Street
    Gaylord, MN 55334
    Phone (507) 702-7077
    E-mail Ron.Otto@sibleyswcd.org
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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