Ramsey Conservation District Well Sealing Cost-Share Program
Seal 20 wells
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.