Sealing Unused Drinking Water Wells
Clean Water Fund

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has received 1 million dollars from the Clean Water Fund (CWF) since July 2011. $250,000 was made available for each fiscal year (July 1-June 30). This funding assists well owners by paying up to half of the costs to seal their unused wells.

Half of the CWF allotment was passed through to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). BWSR has in turn awarded a total of 19 grants to local government units to assist private well owners to seal their unused wells. To date, 171 private wells have been properly sealed and about 170 more wells will be sealed in 2014-2015.

MDH awarded the other half of the allotment to 24 different public water suppliers to assist them in sealing their unused public water-supply wells. To date, 26 large capacity wells have been properly sealed with another 8 unused wells to be sealed in 2015-2016. Funding is now available for sealing public wells. See below for more information.

Request for Proposal

Well Sealing Application

Worksheet

Invoice




Public Well Sealing Grant Recipients (2015-2016)

  • City of Burnsville
  • City of Gibbons
  • City of Owatonna
  • City of Rosemount
  • City of St. Martin
  • Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater
Details about these grants can be reviewed at:

Private Well Sealing Grant Recipients (2014-2015)

  • Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Hennepin County
  • Martin Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Norman Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Ramsey Conservation District
  • Rice County
  • Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Washington County
  • Yellow Medicine County

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Public Well Sealing Grant Recipients (2013-2014)

  • Aspenwood Homes Owners Association
  • Browerville Water System
  • Beltrami County
  • City of Balaton
  • City of Baxter
  • City of Benson
  • City of Brownton
  • City of Burnsville
  • City of Cook
  • City of Eagan
  • City of Lewiston
  • City of Marshall
  • City of Royalton
  • City of St. James
  • City of St. Louis Park
  • Heritage Square Townhomes
  • Lismore Colony
  • Norwood Shores East Home Owners Association
Details about these grants can be reviewed at:

Private Well Sealing Grant Recipients (2012-2013)

  • Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Crow Wing County Land Services Department
  • Hennepin County Department of Environmental Services
  • Mahnomen/Norman Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Martin Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Mille Lacs Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Rice County Environmental Services
  • Washington County Public Health and Environment
  • Yellow Medicine County Zoning Office
Details about these grants can be reviewed at:

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 09:57AM