The majority of properties in Woodland are served by private septic systems and wells. This is due to the City's topography and large lot sizes.
Wells in Woodland provide safe, clean water that benefits from a softening system due to its high mineral content. The City provides optional, low-cost water testing for residents in late spring of even-numbered years. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency offers excellent information on wells and their maintenance.
Septic systems protect human health and the environment by safely recycling wastewater back into the natural environment. Septic systems treat wastewater as well as, or better than, municipal treatment systems when properly designed, installed, operated, and maintained. Keeping a septic system healthy is easy using a little common sense and following this septic system care sheet. The City provides a free visual check of septic systems every other year to ensure safety and proper functioning.
A compliance inspection is required when planning an addition of a bedroom or bath to an existing home, and if a system is showing signs of failure (odor, soggy ground, leaking or pooling in the yard). MetroWest Septic Services based in Loretto provides all permit reviews and inspection services for the City.
Below is a diagram of a typical septic system. To learn more, watch this 6-minute video.
Septic Service Companies
Pumping septic tanks is recommended every three years at a minimum and pumping records must be sent to City Hall. The contact information provided below is provided as a courtesy and for convenience, it does not imply endorsement. Companies are listed in order of distance from Woodland (near to far):
AAA (Triple A) Septic Pumping (Maple Plain) 952-873-3292
Albin's Septic Pumping LLC (Mound) 612-559-3456
Hennes Septic Pumping (Shakopee) 952-403-0058
Kothrade Sewer Water & Excavating (Hanover) 763-498-8702
Duane's Septic Services (St. Michael) 763-497-2764
Dan's Sewer Services (Spring Lake Park) 763-434-6814
Elmer J. Peterson Company (Delano) 763-972-2420
Mike's Septic & McKinley Sewer Services (Prior Lake) 952-440-1800
Ende Septic Services (Rogers) 763-428-4489
Jim's Excavating and Pumping (Cologne) 952-442-9282
Sewer Services Inc. (formerly Swedlund and Sullivan, Belle Plaine) 952-873-3292
Sewer Works II / RJ Peterson (Ramsey) 763-753-1611
Olson's Sewer Service (Forest Lake) 651-464-2082
Municipal Sewer and Water
The City of Minnetonka provides municipal water service to the neighborhood known as Groveland Homeowners Association and properties along Stone Arch Road. This service is limited to the northeast municipal boundary of Woodland adjacent to Minnetonka.
For these residents, the City of Woodland sends quarterly invoices for municipal sewer and water in January, April, July and October based on actual usage. Automatic bill payment is available.