Environmental Health Services
Goodhue County has declared a State of Emergency. The County Government Center closes to the Public at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday 18 March 2020 through at least Friday 3 April 2020. Land Use Management employees will continue to serve the public. Please use electronic means of communication when possible. Also, we can accept items by mail. Building and Zoning forms and applications are available on the County Website and typically can be submitted electronically or by mail. A drop box is available at the lower level, handicap, Fifth Street entrance. Please call 651.385.3000 with questions, for assistance, or for special pick-up or delivery instructions.
Environmental Health responds to public health nuisance complaints and works with other county departments in resolving ordinance violations.
Protection of Ground Water
Environmental Health is committed to the protection of ground water. We permit and inspect new well construction, sealing of abandoned wells, and the installation of Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems. (SSTS)
Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) Resources
AgBMP Loan Program
The Local Government AgBMP Loan Program helps farmers, agriculture supply business and landowners identify problems and find solutions to water quality issues faced by rural Minnesota including Septic systems.
- Access fact sheets and information from the Minnesota Department of Health for Disasters
- Onsite Sewage Treatment Program - Septic systems after a flood; information from the University of Minnesota
- Private water well information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)