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.
Promote water protection and conservation at Middle Spunk Water Festival as an educational Sponsor, update and maintain city web site with water protection and conservation information, promote community awareness and education on Source Water Protection
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