Wells and Borings
Well Management Program

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water, and one million Minnesotans rely on private wells. Wells and borings used for drinking water, irrigation, industry, groundwater monitoring, heat pumps, hydraulic elevators, and other purposes must be properly constructed, maintained, and sealed (filled with an impervious material) when removed from service, to protect both public health and our invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health's Well Management Program protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper construction of new wells and borings, and the proper sealing of unused wells and borings.

Topic Areas:

  • Construction of Wells and Borings

  • Geothermal, exploratory borings, isolation distances, Well Owner's Handbook, financial assistance, and other construction information.
  • Contractor Information

  • Advisory council, approved products and materials, continuing education, fee information, licensing, and forms.
  • Law and Rules

  • Laws and rules related to wells and borings, Rules Handbook.
  • Online Services

  • Certified labs/well water testing, County Well Index Online, e-Well Disclosure logins, contractor directory, and well disclosure
  • Resources

  • Links to local, state, and federal agencies; professional/trade associations; and certification organizations.
  • Special Construction Areas

  • Flowing wells and borings, special well and boring construction areas, wellhead protection, and DNR groundwater management areas.
  • Well Disclosure/Property Transfer

  • e-Well Disclosure information and county/filer login, well disclosure information and form, and look-up of previously filed disclosures..
  • About Us

  • About the Well Management Program, Delegated Well Programs, our newsletter, and contact us.
Updated Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 04:16PM