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.
Construct new well to provide safe water for the public to be in compliance with the Revised Total Coliform Rule and Safe Drinking Water Act Requirements. Seal old unused well to prevent potential contaminants from entering groundwater for other wells dra