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Ramsey Conservation District Well Sealing Cost-Share Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Ramsey Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Well Sealing 2017
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$108,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Seal 20 wells

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Ramsey Conservation District are: Carrie Wasley, Gwen Willems, Mara Humphrey, Margaret Behrens, Paul Gardner
Project Overview

Ramsey County, the most densely populated county in Minnesota, generates high levels of contaminated runoff from its impervious surfaces, which can have damaging effects on both surface water and groundwater. Concerns arise when these contaminants drain into abandoned and unused wells, threatening the quality of groundwater, especially in drinking water supply areas, wellhead protection areas, or groundwater recharge zones. The Ramsey Conservation District is applying to continue the implementation of its popular and successful well sealing cost-share program to help protect groundwater and drinking water resources, in line with the priorities and objectives of local government units within Ramsey County. To reduce the risk of groundwater and drinking water supply contamination, the goal of this project is to seal between 20 and 30 wells, giving priority to wells located in Drinking Water Supply Management Areas (DWSMA) and areas of known groundwater contamination.

Project Manager
First Name
Andrea
Last Name
Prichard
Organization Name
Ramsey Conservation District
Street Address
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
City
Arden Hills
State
MN
Zip Code
55112
Phone
651-266-7274
Email
andrea.prichard@co.ramsey.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp