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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

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Statewide
Recipient
Whiskey Creek Film Festival
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Community Arts Access Project

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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 Pelican Rapids
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,940
Fund Source
Seal wells 2(228923) and 12 (144068)
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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
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Sherburne
St. Louis
Wilkin
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 Underwood
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,783
Fund Source

Remove soil and debris to locate and seal old well 349233

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Recipient
City of Pelican Rapids; Pelican Rapids Water Treatment Plant
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Install electrical wiring and transfer switching for a generator for water treatment plan and 3 municipal wells.

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Recipient
City of Battle Lake
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,915
Fund Source

Seal well 236110

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Recipient
City of Wyoming
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source

Well identification and update PCSI and GIS database

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago City
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Purchase and connect a portable diesel generator as a back up for if power fails at Well #6

Chisago
Recipient
MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,961
Fund Source

Drill a new well and seal well, unique well number 745249

Carver
Recipient
City of Perham
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
Fund Source
Seal city wells no. 467238 and no. 467239);
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Recipient
City of Henning
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,480
Fund Source
Install a 400 amp transfer switch for the water plant
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Recipient
City of Chanhassen
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,128
Fund Source
Verification of well locations, public education, brochure creation and mailing
Carver
Recipient
City of Mayer
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,213
Fund Source
Seal 3 wells within DWSMA
Carver
Recipient
Stavanger Lutheran Church
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,250
Fund Source
Construct a new well and seal existing well
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Recipient
City of Chanhassen
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,392
Fund Source
Seal and cap an old well
Carver
Recipient
City of Battle Lake
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,176
Fund Source
Mail WHP brochures to residents; Preparation for purchase and installing a generator to be used during emergencies; Purchase and install WHP signs in the DWSMA
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Recipient
City of Waconia
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Mail WHP educational materials; Update well inventory
Carver
Recipient
City of Battle Lake
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,165
Fund Source
Add DWSMA to City zoning map; Update Ordinance and land-use controls; establish a joint land-use management group with Clitherall Township
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Recipient
City of Center City
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,476
Fund Source
Public education (miscellaneous)
Chisago
Recipient
City of Perham
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,950
Fund Source
Develop cost share program to implement Nitrogen BMP-s to help reduce nitrate
Otter Tail
Recipient
Clitherall Enterprise
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,197
Fund Source
Install Kinetico nitrate removal system
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Recipient
City of Battle Lake
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Purchase a new generator
Otter Tail
Recipient
City of Battle Lake
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install a generator to ensure continued water supply during emergencies
Otter Tail
Recipient
City of Harris
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,021
Fund Source
Construct fence around city well #2; Add wellhead protection information on City webpage; Send brochure to property owners about wellhead protection; Send information to property owners within the DWSMA about sealing unused wells
Chisago
Recipient
City of Lindstrom
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal and cap well #2
Chisago
Recipient
City of Rush City
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,720
Fund Source
Update PCSI (work items 1 - 5); Update Ordinance re well construction and connection to City Water
Chisago
Recipient
City of Perham
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Establish irrigation scheduling program for all irrigating producers within the DWSMA
Otter Tail
Recipient
River and Woods Mobile Home Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install arsenic removal treatment system
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Recipient
City of Chisago
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,650
Fund Source
Furnish and install a submersible level transducer in well #3
Chisago
Recipient
City of Waconia
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal wells on private property
Carver
Recipient
City of Chisago
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,650
Fund Source
Furnish and install submersible level transducer in well #5; hardware and software programs to monitor and alarm sensors and configure system
Chisago
Recipient
City of Henning
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,967
Fund Source
Purchase enviroscope and educate children about WHP; Purchase groundwater model and utilize at water plant tours; Mail educational materials to land owners in the DWSMA
Otter Tail
Recipient
City of Perham
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,350
Fund Source

Planting of cover crops in fields close to wells to reduce nitrate loading into the aquifer used by the city.

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