Otter Tail Water Management District Well Sealing

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,225
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Well Sealing 2017
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,225
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$16,225
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Seal 101 monitoring wells

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in 94 wells sealed

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED 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 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.

Project Manager
First Name
Benjamin
Last Name
Underhill
Organization Name
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Phone
218-346-4260 x 120
Email
ben.underhill@eotswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp