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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

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Statewide
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 Red Lake Falls
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,714
Fund Source

Wire a portable generator for emergency power outages at water treatment plant.

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

Well identification and update PCSI and GIS database

Chisago
Recipient
City of Oklee
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,660
Fund Source

Replace door and remove windows to well house.

Red Lake
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
St. Joseph Catholic Church
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,560
Fund Source
Construct a new well
Red Lake
Recipient
City of Center City
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,476
Fund Source
Public education (miscellaneous)
Chisago
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 Chisago
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,650
Fund Source
Furnish and install a submersible level transducer in well #3
Chisago
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
Minnesota Department of Health
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,587,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,900,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,900,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,015,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$861,297
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$890,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$895,436
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$122,579
Fund Source

Minnesota Department of Health has been collaborating with cities and other community water suppliers since 1993 to develop and implement source water protection plans.  Support from the Clean Water Legacy expands and accelerates the number of water suppliers that can be assisted each year in undertaking protection planning and implementation activities. 

Statewide