City of Sturgeon Lake Wellhead Protection Plan Implementation Project
Pine Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with the City of Sturgeon Lake to seal over 50% of the unused wells in the city limits. The City of Sturgeon Lake recently installed a municipal water supply system, and completed a Minnesota Department of Health approved Wellhead Protection Plan. Residents have connected to the new public water supply system and need to seal their unused wells.
This project will provide 50% cost-share funds for well sealing to residents already connected to the municipal water supply on a first-come-first-serve basis. This project will seal between 75-100 unused wells, focusing on wells within the Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA) according to the City's Wellhead Protection Plan.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
This project will seal between 75-100 unused well within the city's Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA).
This project resulted in a count of 22 wells sealed
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.