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.
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.
Collect and analyze data upgradient from the Bayport wellhead protection area and determine the potential impacts to Bayport's water supply; Feasibility study to evaluate options for an overlay district, potential additional TCE water treatment, sentry mo
Manage the 200 ft radius IWMZ around each of the City's municipal production wells; Internal review of recent and proposed land use and zoning; Development of City ordinances and policies regarding future development; Raise awareness of proper disposal of
Create database of wells and tanks within the DWSMA; Inform owners about leaking underground storage tanks and proper maintenance; Develop and publish articles about well management; Develop and publish article about the City's WHP program
Update City website with articles about well management, WHP plan, stormwater, turf management, dispozal of hazardous waste; Send mailing about BMP practices to property owners in vulnerable areas of DWSMA