Sealing Unused Drinking Water Wells - Clean Water Fund - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Sealing Unused Drinking Water Wells
Clean Water Fund

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has received over 1.2 million dollars from the Clean Water Fund (CWF) since July 2011. This funding assists well owners by paying up to half of the costs to seal their unused wells.

Half of the CWF allotment is passed through to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). BWSR has in turn awarded a total of 25 grants to local government units to assist private well owners to seal their unused wells. Funding has sealed 587 private wells with more wells being sealed through the end of 2016.

MDH has awarded the other half of the allotment to 35 different public water suppliers to assist them in sealing their unused public water-supply wells. The funding has sealed 47 large capacity wells.

Future well sealing funds will be determined after the 2017 legislature session.

Public Well Sealing Grant Recipients (2016)

  • City of Adams
  • City of Bloomington
  • Claremont Creamery
  • Lanesboro Public Utilities
  • City of Mankato
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Three Rivers Park District
Details about these grants can be reviewed at:

Public Well Sealing Grant Recipients (2015-2016)

  • City of Anoka
  • City of Bloomington
  • City of Burnsville
  • Delano Municipal Utilities
  • City of Gibbons
  • City of Lewiston
  • Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater
  • Owatonna Public Utilities
  • Rich Prairie Sewer and Water District
  • City of Rosemount
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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Additional Information

Clean Water Fund - Iniatives at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Contacts - Clean Water Fund

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

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Friday, September 23, 2016 at 05:26PM