A Perspective of Two Septic System Inventories Around Recreational Development Lakes in Le Sueur County
The presentation will be about the process, the results, and status of the inventories.
Amy Beatty, Le Sueur County Environmental Services Department
Amy Beatty is a Le Sueur County Environmental Programs Specialist (job description is county feedlot officer, solid waste officer, and septic inspector): She has been employed by the County for thirteen years. She is one of, soon to be, four septic inspectors employed by the County in the Environmental Services Department. She is a certified Advanced Designer and Inspector and a Service Provider. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science and minor in Agronomy from Iowa State University.
Matthew Summers, Wenck Associates, Inc.
Matt is a soil scientist and MPCA SSTS Inspector specializing in addressing small community onsite wastewater issues. Matt has authored nearly two dozen Community Assessment Reports (CARs) helping small, unsewered communities determine their best options for upgrading aging and/or failing wastewater infrastructure. Each report provides compliance assessment of existing ISTS, feasibility of future ISTS, and detailed cost analysis of any viable community-based solutions. He is currently working on a septic system inventory project in Le Sueur County that will evaluate SSTS compliance status of nearly 400 lake front properties. The project includes approximately 200 onsite compliance inspections, public outreach and community meetings, and coordination with Le Sueur County staff and Board.
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