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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
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
City of Apple Valley
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
PCSI wells, tanks, SSTS
Dakota
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
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
City of Rosemount
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,048
Fund Source

Field reconnaissance, well evaluation and efficiency calculations.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Blaine
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,061
Fund Source

Update PCSI locations

Anoka
Recipient
City of Circle Pines
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,264
Fund Source

Assist 10-16 homeowners with sealing their wells.

Anoka
Recipient
City of Burnsville (joint application with Savage)
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,350
Fund Source

Develop Spill Response Plan to address vulnerabilities and establish procedures to follow during an emergency. Joint plan with City of Savage.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Inver Grove Heights
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Conduct well survey to determine property owners that may need to seal wells, survey compilation, update PCSI well status and mailing and Develop spill response plan.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Circle Pines
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Assist up to 16 homeowners with sealing their wells

Anoka
Recipient
City of Centerville
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,972
Fund Source

Update PCSI within the DWSMA, well survey, education, printing, postage

Anoka
Recipient
City of Chatfield
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,850
Fund Source

Seal well. Excavate around concrete slab, mobilizing drill rig to site, drill and clean out well, material, and installation for sealing

Fillmore
Recipient
City of Farmington
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source

Develop cost share irrigation incentive program for property owners for water efficiency.

Dakota
Recipient
Whalan Lutheran Church
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Fund Source

Investigate 1970 well integrity and disinfection of well

Fillmore
Recipient
City of South St. Paul
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,798
Fund Source

Install security fence and lockable gate around well house number 3

Dakota
Recipient
City of Coon Rapids
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,988
Fund Source

Educate well owners on the proper operation and maintenance of their wells, prepare and send letter to owners of properties in moderate and high vulnerability portions of the DWSMA and educate property owners in the DWSMA on issues related to source water

Anoka
Recipient
City of Chatfield
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,562
Fund Source

Seal well at Shady Oak Park and install a new security door on well house for well #2

Fillmore
Recipient
City of Oak Grove Lake George
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct a new water supply well including piping
Anoka
Recipient
City of Circle Pines
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,446
Fund Source
Sealing of private wells - grant program for residents
Anoka
Recipient
City of Coon Rapids
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Well inventory and public ed.
Anoka
Recipient
City of Blaine
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,900
Fund Source
Public education and update well inventory
Anoka
Recipient
City of Hastings
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,870
Fund Source
Verify contaminant source locations; update website
Dakota
Recipient
City of Lexington
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,643
Fund Source
Seal abandoned wells
Anoka
Recipient
City of Ramsey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,074
Fund Source
Public education, GIS wells, storage tanks location
Anoka
Recipient
City of Circle Pines
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Public education; Well sealing grant program for residents
Anoka
Recipient
City of St. Francis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Fund Source
Well survey; Update PCSI map and database
Anoka
Recipient
City of Lino Lakes
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,997
Fund Source
Update well databases and maps
Anoka
Recipient
Pine Bend Association
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,402
Fund Source
Construct a new well and seal existing well
Dakota
Recipient
Niagara Cave
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct a new well and seal existing well
Fillmore
Recipient
City of Centerville
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,624
Fund Source
Send well sealing info to well owners; Seal private wells
Anoka
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,959
Fund Source
Construct new observation well; convert test well to observation well; water monitoring equipment
Dakota
Recipient
City of Blaine
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,363
Fund Source
Well sealing program for residents
Anoka
Recipient
City of Circle Pines
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,142
Fund Source
Well sealing grant program for residents
Anoka
Recipient
City of Lakeville
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,682
Fund Source
Identify, verify and update well and hazardous waste generator database
Dakota