Cost-Share and Loan Programs


Best Management Practices (BMP) Implementation: The HLWD offers financial assistance for BMP implementation. Projects include, but are not limited to, terraces, waterways, streambank stabilization, sediment basins, and rock inlets. Dependong the the type of project, cost-share assistance can range from 25 to 75 percent with a maximum of 75 percent. Cost-share is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Catherine Wegehaupt at 507-376-9150, extension 111 or

Heron Lake Phosphorus Reduction Project 2: Qualifying landowners can borrow up to $15,000 for a septic system replacement. A lien is assessed to the borrower's property and is repaid over seven years with an interest rate of 3 1/2 percent. Loan funds will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis through May of 2019. 

Landowners or contractors must contact the HLWD office before construction begins to qualify for this program. 

Please contact Jan Voit at 507-793-2426 or for further information.