Source Water Protection - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Source Water Protection

People in Minnesota drink water from groundwater, lakes, and rivers. MDH works with communities to protect the source(s) of their drinking water. Communities work to identify risks and prevent them from becoming a problem. Some examples of risks include unused wells, urban pollutants, agricultural nutrients, storage tanks, lawn nutrients and chemicals, hazardous waste, and uncontrolled land development.

  • Source Water Protection Grants

  • Made available by the Clean Water Fund for well sealing and construction, public education, improving security, and other source water protection activities.
  • Laws and Rules

  • Links to laws and rules governing source water protection in Minnesota.
  • Source Water Assessments

  • Contact information, where the water comes from, threats to the water source, protection activities, treatment that occurs, and finished water quality.
Updated Thursday, 07-Oct-2021 10:51:29 CDT