Source Water Protection
Grant Information for:
Community water systems (both municipal and nonmunicipal) are public water systems that pipe water for human consumption to at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or one that regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents.
Noncommunity nontransient systems are water systems that serve at least 25 of the same persons over six months per year.
For community and noncommunity nontransient systems there are two grant opportunities:
A public water supplier will qualify for continued grant eligibility after receiving an initial SWP grant providing that the public water supplier:
1. SWP plan implementation grants that:
- Apply to community or nontransient noncommunity water suppliers that have a current MDH-approved wellhead protection plan or MDH-endorsed intake protection plan;
- Has a maximum amount of $10,000;
- Must be spent within the state fiscal biennium; and
- Does not require any financial cost share by the public water supplier.
2. SWP competitive grants that:
- Will help implement source water protection measures regardless of whether or not a community or noncommunity nontransient public water supplier has a wellhead protection plan in place;
- Support management of a potential contamination source that presents a high risk to a source of drinking water as determined by the MDH;
- Have a maximum amount of $10,000, which may be increased to $30,000 when three or more public water suppliers apply under the same application; and
- Must include an equal financial cost share amount;
- has fulfilled all of the conditions that were specified under a previous SWP implementation grant; and
- is not currently subject to administrative penalty action by the MDH for violating public water supply regulations.