Minnesota's Legacy

2017 - Protection of Benton County Drinking Water

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,600
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Benton SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
End Date
April 2020
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Benton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Well Sealing 2017
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,600
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,600
Direct expenses
$6,600
Administration costs
$600
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Seal 12 wells

Measurable Outcome(s)

13 preventative pollution practices (with no associated estimation calculator) were installed as part of this grant project.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Project Overview

The Benton County Water Plan advisory committee has the goal of protecting groundwater resources in Benton County. One of the methods identified is to seal unused wells. In 2013, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District completed an aggressive campaign to identify unused wells. We used several sources to locate potential wells, completed site visits for many wells and collected site information to assisting in prioritizing limited cost share resources. The goal of this project is to seal 12 wells in priority areas based on pollution sensitivity and proximity to public drinking water supplies.

Project Manager
First Name
Gerry
Last Name
Maciej
Organization Name
Benton SWCD
Street Address
14 2nd Ave W
City
Foley
State
MN
Zip Code
56329
Phone
320-968-5300 x3
Email
gerry@soilandwater.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html

Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick