Failing septic systems can leak harmful chemicals and bacteria that puts people, drinking water, and lakes and rivers at risk. ACD has grant funding available for fixing failing septic systems at low income homes anywhere in Anoka County. Grants are only for repair or replacement of SSTS, including septic systems, that have been deemed to be an imminent threat to public health or safety, or failing to protect groundwater. A notice of non-compliance must have been issued by the appropriate permitting agency (typically the city or township).

ACD annually receives Septic System Fix Up grant funds from the MN Pollution Control Agency. The grant funds are directly used to fix non-compliant septic systems where homeowners meet low income thresholds. Enough grant funds are available each year to fix two or three septic systems. For those who don't qualify, several loan programs are available through Anoka County. Funds often arrive around February and may be consumed by early spring or sooner.

For more information about these grants, contact

Grant Policies and Application (pdf)  “The ACD Handbook contains the most updated policies.  In the event of a difference between policy presented here and in the handbook, the ACD Handbook prevails.”