Well & Septic Tank Disclosures in Real Estate


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Randy is selling his vacation home in the mountains. The property has two private wells, but only one well is active. What must Randy specifically disclose in this situation?

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1. In a property disclosure, how is a well or septic system's location disclosed?

2. Why is it important that a seller disclose the location of a well on his or her property?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about septic tank and well disclosures using the quiz/worksheet combo. Components of a septic tank system are among the topics covered on the interactive quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these materials are to check your knowledge of:

  • Disclosure requirements for a given scenario involving selling a vacation home
  • How a well is classified in Minnesota if it's not being used and is not sealed
  • Component of a septic system that stores the solid waste
  • When a well is considered sealed in Minnesota
  • How a well or septic tank's location must be disclosed in Minnesota

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding when a well is considered sealed in Minnesota
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about where solid waste is stored in a septic system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how a well is classified if it's not being used or sealed and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson, Well & Septic Tank Disclosures in Real Estate, can help you learn more about these disclosures. You can also cover these topics more thoroughly:

  • Purpose of sewage treatment system disclosures
  • Liabilities in regards to well and septic tank disclosures
  • Examples of septic tank and well disclosures