Laws and Rules
Source Water Protection
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103I
The statutory authority for Minnesota's Wellhead Protection Program is found in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103I.101, subdivision 5.
Minnesota Rules, chapter 4720
These are the rules which apply to Minnesota's public water systems. The rules governing Minnesota's Wellhead Protection Program are found in Minnesota Rules, chapter 4720,parts 4720.5100-5590. Chapter 4720 also Includes the adoption of federal drinking water regulations by reference.
Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725 (Well Code Rules)
These rules govern the construction, maintenance, and sealing of wells and borings. Sections of relevance toSource Water Protection include isolation distance and well sealing provisions.
- Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (1996 Amendments)
Amendments made in 1996 to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) require:
State Programs to Establish Wellhead Protection Areas (PDF: 9KB/5 pages): US Code, Title 42, Chapter 6A, Subchapter XII, Part E, Section 300h-7
Source Water Quality Assessments (PDF: 15KB/3 pages): US Code, Title 42, Chapter 6A, Subchapter XII, Part E, Section 300j-13