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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 (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
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
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550,000
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
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$275,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
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
Minnesota Department of Health
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source

Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and is commonly found in groundwater throughout much of Minnesota. The occurrence and distribution of arsenic in groundwater is difficult to predict. Research is steadily increasing our understanding of the mechanisms and geologic conditions that determine arsenic occurrence in groundwater. The arsenic concentration in a new well, measured at the time of construction, is sometimes higher or lower, compared to subsequent sampling results.

Anoka
Becker
Carlton
Carver
Clay
Hennepin
Mahnomen
McLeod
Meeker
Norman
Otter Tail
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wilkin
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
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
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.”

Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Martin
Mille Lacs
Norman
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
Wright
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
Skandia Evangelical Free Church
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Seal two wells and connection to rural water.

Murray
Recipient
City of Isanti
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,055
Fund Source

Establish coordinated spill response plan with area and state emergency management entities. Purchase kits and guides.

Isanti
Recipient
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,080
Fund Source

Construct new well 820965. Seal old well 340411.

McLeod
Recipient
City of Glencoe
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,240
Fund Source

Design mitigation plan for floor drains that are connected to the storm sewer that discharge to a gravel pocket. Post a No Dumping - clean water only" sign within the Inner Wellhead Management Zone"

McLeod
Recipient
City of Fulda
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Drill a new well to improve pressure in the system.

Murray
Recipient
City of Avoca
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source

Seal municipal well #2 and remove pipe and pump so it will not be a dead line entry to pressure tank.

Murray
Recipient
City of Caledonia
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal wells no. 4 and no. 5
Houston
Recipient
City of Hutchinson Water Treatment
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,270
Fund Source
Cost share well sealing and well locating
McLeod
Recipient
City of Cambridge Water Utility
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal well
Isanti
Recipient
City of Sauk Rapids
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,221
Fund Source
PCS database; manage contaminated sites; public education
Benton
Recipient
Church St. Elizabeth
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,200
Fund Source
Construct a new well and seal existing well
Benton
Recipient
Seneca Foods Corporation
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Installation of structure to protect well head
McLeod
Recipient
City of Braham
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Televising well no. 3 casing
Isanti
Recipient
City of Rice
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,542
Fund Source
Educate business owners about WHP and BMP; Informational signs; Household hazardous waste pick up event
Benton
Recipient
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,152
Fund Source
Construct a new well; Seal well #1
McLeod
Recipient
City of Plato
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,130
Fund Source
Seal unused well
McLeod
Recipient
Seneca Foods Corporation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$650
Fund Source
Repair concrete and seal void space around casing
McLeod
Recipient
Black Hammer Water Trust
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct a new well; Seal the existing well
Houston
Recipient
Bend in the River Regional Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,185
Fund Source
Seal an old well in a pit; Construct a new well
Benton
Recipient
Isanti Estates
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,137
Fund Source
Well monitoring alarms; Well tank cleaning and filtering systems; Tank flow meter; Wellhead security cover and fencing; Antisiphon valve, backflow valves
Isanti
Recipient
Camp Winnebago
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,772
Fund Source
Construct a new well; Seal existing well; Eliminate buried pressure tank and pit removal
Houston
Recipient
City of Sauk Rapids
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900
Fund Source
Install sensors to monitor static and pumping levels of groundwater in wells #2 and #3
Benton
Recipient
City of Sauk Rapids
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,337
Fund Source
Install monitoring sensor in well #5
Benton
Recipient
Camp Winnebago
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,137
Fund Source
Construct a new well; Seal existing well
Houston
Recipient
City of Fulda
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Remove building; redrill and seal well
Murray
Recipient
City of Sauk Rapids
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900
Fund Source
Install sensors to monitor static and pumping levels of groundwater in wells #2 and #3
Benton
Recipient
Camp Winnebago
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,514
Fund Source
Construct a new well; Seal existing well; Eliminate buried pressure tank and pit removal
Houston
Recipient
Money Creek Haven
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct new well; Seal existing well
Houston
Recipient
City of Foley
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Fund Source
Update City webpage with WHP information; Review implementation strategies and provide assistance
Benton
Recipient
City of Currie
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Fund Source

Seal abandoned well, unique well number 00241954.

Murray