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Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source

An interagency workgroup is developing recommendations for best practices and policies for water reuse in Minnesota. Recommendations will include both regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to successful implementation of water reuse. The workgroup will evaluate current regulations, practices, and barriers, and quantify and determine acceptable health risks associated with water reuse applications. The University of Minnesota is collecting and analyzing field data for use in targeting Minnesota-specific risks.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,248
Fund Source

Naturally occurring arsenic can make groundwater unsafe for drinking. Before going to the expense of drilling a well and sampling the water for arsenic, it would benefit public health to be able to predict the level of arsenic in groundwater in a certain area. A special research project with the U.S. Geological Survey is designed to develop the capacity to assess local geological conditions, related groundwater chemistry and well construction factors in three counties in order to predict the levels of arsenic found in groundwater related to those variables.

Statewide
Recipient
USGS
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$594,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000

This project will characterize unregulated drinking water contaminants at wells and intakes (which pump from groundwater, lakes, rivers), and to examine if they persist after standard public water system treatment.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$303,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$365,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$390,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$390,000
Fund Source

The County Well Index (CWI) contains well and boring records wells within Minnesota; over 400,000 records. It is the principal source of well construction information and geologic interpretations of well records and also contains soil boring records, mineral exploration test hole records, and scientific/research test hole records.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,150,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,150,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,020,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,020,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$744,717
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,291
Fund Source

The Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) program identifies environmental contaminants for which current health-based standards currently do not exist or need to be updated, investigate the potential for human exposure to these chemicals, and develop guidance values for drinking water. Contaminants evaluated by CEC staff include contaminants that have been released or detected in Minnesota waters (surface water and groundwater) or that have the potential to migrate to or be detected in Minnesota waters.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,000
Fund Source

The Lake Superior Beach Monitoring and Notification Program exists to test recreational beach water and notify the public if bacteria levels become unsafe. This project will expand the Beach Program to include additional outreach efforts, sanitary surveys and testing of new technologies to improve the Beach Program. Monitoring results will be used to inform the public, find the sources of bacterial contamination and address polluted runoff from improper waste disposal.

Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000
Fund Source

Appropriations from the Clean Water Fund allow the Minnesota Department of Health to expand and improve the way groundwater and drinking water protection is implemented at the local level. In 2015, $300,000 was allocated to update wellhead protection areas within groundwater management areas. From 2016 onward, funding will be dedicated to the Groundwater Restoration and Protection Strategies (GRAPS) initiative which will provide groundwater and drinking water information and management strategies on a HUC 8 watershed scale.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$275,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800,000
Fund Source

The objective of this project is to build on previous efforts aimed at determining the public health risk due to virus contamination in Minnesota groundwater. The Minnesota Department of Health will examine the occurrence of viruses in non-disinfecting groundwater sources in Minnesota as well as evaluate the association between source water virus occurrence and community acute gastrointestinal illness.

Statewide
Recipient
City of Mazeppa
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,400
Fund Source
Seal wells 1(226951) and 2 (218862)
Wabasha
Recipient
City of Melrose
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,609
Fund Source
Replace SSTS in DWSMA
Stearns
Recipient
City of Apple Valley
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
PCSI wells, tanks, SSTS
Dakota
Recipient
City of Brooklyn Park
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Collect WLs from 44 wells and public ed
Hennepin
Recipient
City of Elko New Market
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Support aquifer test
Scott
Recipient
City of Farmington
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
PCSI wells, SSTS and public ed.
Dakota
Recipient
City of Hastings
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Fund Source
Support finding and sealing well 1
Dakota
Recipient
City of LeRoy
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Well owner ed. and well sealing cost share
Mower
Recipient
City of Pelican Rapids
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,940
Fund Source
Seal wells 2(228923) and 12 (144068)
Otter Tail
Recipient
City of Rochester Public Utilities
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Well 27/Silver Creek interaction study
Olmsted
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Clean up old gravel pit
Stearns
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
Fund Source

This project aims to ensure private wells are a safe source of drinking water, are tested regularly, and water quality issues are addressed.

Statewide
Recipient
Multiple Local Government Units
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$290,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health with the assistance of the Board of Water and Soil Resources protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.” Clean Water funds are being provided to home owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused private drinking water wells.

Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Martin
Mille Lacs
Norman
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
Wright
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
City of Milaca
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,871
Fund Source

Install security system at two of the city's well houses.

Mille Lacs
Recipient
City of Ormsby
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,108
Fund Source

Seal two wells 215060 & 430640

Watonwan
Recipient
City of Roscoe
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,330
Fund Source

Seal unused wells, Design website and maintenance, and Develop and distribute materials, printing and postage.

Stearns
Recipient
Moorhead Public Service
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,670
Fund Source

Televise well 6 unique well No 241492

Clay
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,048
Fund Source

Field reconnaissance, well evaluation and efficiency calculations.

Dakota
Recipient
Palmer Township Hall (Town of Palmer)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,012
Fund Source

Install a Nitrate removal treatment system.

Sherburne
Recipient
Scott County Fair
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Construct a new well to meet drinking water capacity during the fair and other events.

Scott
Recipient
City of Glenwood
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Provide backup power supply to City's wells.

Pope
Recipient
Sunset Ridge of Annandale
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,307
Fund Source

Drill new well and seal well 265277

Wright
Recipient
Rock County Rural Water District
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,605
Fund Source

Managing Contamination; Cost share program to encourage producers within the DWSMA to implement Nitrogen BMPs

Rock
Recipient
City of Avon
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,055
Fund Source

Install a Well House security system to current scada system.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Verndale
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$446
Fund Source

Exploratory work to find suitable location for a new municipal well. Drilling test wells, sampling for water quality and quantity.

Wadena
Recipient
City of Red Lake Falls
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,714
Fund Source

Wire a portable generator for emergency power outages at water treatment plant.

Red Lake
Recipient
City of Sauk Rapids
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,594
Fund Source

Install variable frequency drive on well 2 to control pump rate and pressure in water system.

Benton
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,245
Fund Source

Nutrient Management Stategies to reduce nitrate reaching the aquifer, public education and well sealing.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Cottage Grove
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Well Construction: After grantee pays evaluation and selects well location, drill well. Cost share to be used to evaluate potential to install sentintel monitoring well upgradient of City's well field.

Washington
Recipient
City of Walker
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,867
Fund Source

Install security fence around two of the city's municipal wells.

Cass