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.”
Cities to work in partnership with the Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District and Pheasants Forever to distribute information to landowners eligibly for easement programs; Participate in the Riccori water festival to advance children's education on p
Identify unused unused/unsealed wells within the DWSMA. Educate students living within the DWSMA and support annual children's water festival. Groundwater newsletter educating residents on the proper management of potential contaminant sources.