Sanitary Sewer System

The Utilities Department maintains approximately 63 miles of sewer main, ten lift stations and over 1,500 manholes. Treatment of Ramsey wastewater is handled on a metropolitan level by the Metropolitan Council Environmental Service.


The City's objective is to provide sewer lines of adequate size to handle existing and future sewage flows. We inspect, clean and maintain the sewer system to minimize sewer backups and other system problems.


Ramsey attempts to eliminate infiltration/inflow problems in the sanitary sewer system. These are sources of uncontaminated water, which would burden the wastewater treatment facility unnecessarily.

Treatment costs and the cost of maintaining the City's system of trunk and laterals are paid for by the sanitary sewer utility. Customers are billed quarterly.