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Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System Acquisition for Wellhead Protection

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2019
Counties Affected
Jackson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
Yellow Medicine
Jackson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2016, Chp. 186, Sec. 2, Subd. 09d
Appropriation Language

$1,500,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water to acquire and restore lands designated under an approved wellhead protection plan. Lands acquired with this appropriation must be from willing sellers and be identified by the Department of Health as targeted vulnerable lands for wellhead protection. Lands must be restored to permanent vegetative cover, but may be used for recreation and renewable energy if adequate protection of the drinking water aquifer is provided. A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan. Plant and seed materials must follow the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines. Income derived from the lands acquired with funds appropriated under this paragraph is exempt from Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10, if used for additional wellhead protection as provided under this paragraph until adequate wellhead protection has been achieved, as determined by the commissioner of health. Any income earned after that must be returned to the environment and natural resources trust fund. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2019, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Manager
First Name
Jason
Last Name
Overby
Organization Name
Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System
Street Address
415 Benton E
City
Lake Benton
State
MN
Zip Code
56149
Phone
(507) 368-4248
Email
lprw@itctel.com