2018-2019 RIM Wellhead Protection

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(g) (BWSR RIM Wellhead Protection)
Appropriation Language

(g) $1,750,000 the first year and $1,750,000 the second year are for permanent conservation easements on wellhead protection areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), or for grants to local units of government for fee title acquisition to permanently protect groundwater supply sources on wellhead protection areas or for otherwise ensuring long-term protection of groundwater supply sources as described under alternative management tools in the Department of Agriculture's Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan, including low nitrogen cropping systems or implementing nitrogen fertilizer best management practices. Priority must be placed on land that is located where the vulnerability of the drinking water supply is designated as high or very high by the commissioner of health, where drinking water protection plans have identified specific activities that will achieve long-term protection, and on lands with expiring Conservation Reserve Program contracts. Up to $105,000 is for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement account.

Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Proposed measurable outcomes TBD

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources
(651) 296-3767
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767