Otter Tail Water Management District Well Sealing

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Project Overview

The Otter Tail Water Management District (OTWMD) manages the wastewater for nearly 1,750 private residences near Otter Tail Lake, Deer Lake, and Lake Blanche. There OTWMD is responsible for 101 monitoring wells that were installed in 1984 and 1985 that are no longer being used and need to be properly sealed. The goal of this project is for the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (EOTSWCD) to assist the OTWMD in properly sealing 100% of the monitoring wells that are located within the Otter Tail Surficial Aquifer. This shallow sand aquifer is the source for many private drinking wells in the area and preliminary results from the Otter Tail County Private Well Nitrate Monitoring Project conducted in 2015 show some areas with wells with concentrations of Nitrates above the 10 mg/L drinking water standard.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Well Sealing 2017
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Seal 101 monitoring wells

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in 94 wells sealed

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Otter Tail, East SWCD are: Dennis Reynolds, Ken Berg, Lyle Dittmann, Marion Gill, Melvin Kinnunen, Nancy Benson, Steve Inwards, Terry Greenwaldt, Thomas Schulz
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Otter Tail, East SWCD
218-346-4260 x 120
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767