Water Resources


Lake Zumbro   
Lake Zumbro

The Water Resources Division coordinates the local, state, and federal water resource management programs and projects undertaken in Olmsted County. The following services were established to improve and preserve Olmsted County's water resources.

The Division:

  • Supports the Environmental Commission & Environmental Management Team

  • Implements and coordinates the County Water Management Plan

  • Manages the Chester Heights Sanitary Sewer District 

  • Serves as the project manager and grant administrator for the:
    • Zumbro River Restoration Project at Oronoco

    • Lake Zumbro Restoration Project

  • Provides water quality testing for:
    • Private and public well owners in Southeast Minnesota

    • County aquifers, streams, lake monitoring networks

See the full summary of services below.