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Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source

An interagency workgroup is developing recommendations for best practices and policies for water reuse in Minnesota. Recommendations will include both regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to successful implementation of water reuse. The workgroup will evaluate current regulations, practices, and barriers, and quantify and determine acceptable health risks associated with water reuse applications. The University of Minnesota is collecting and analyzing field data for use in targeting Minnesota-specific risks.

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
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
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
Otter Tail
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wilkin
Wright
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
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 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.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
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
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,475
Fund Source
Grout annular space of Well #8
Morrison
Recipient
City of Bellechester
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,465
Fund Source
Inspect well # 4
Goodhue
Recipient
City of St. Cloud Public Utilities
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Purchase and install an upstream water quality meter
Stearns
Recipient
City of Verndale
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,949
Fund Source
Install monitoring well near existing well #2
Wadena
Recipient
City of Rushmore
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construction of stormwater detention basin
Nobles
Recipient
Rock County Rural Water District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Develop a cost share program to encourage farmers within the DWSMA to implement Nitrogen BMP's
Rock
Recipient
St. John's Lutheran School
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install well pumping equipment and new water lines
Goodhue
Recipient
City of Clear Lake
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
2 test wells
Sherburne
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Develop a groundwater flow model
Morrison
Recipient
City of Eagan
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,575
Fund Source
Dump cleanup near wells 8 & 9
Dakota
Recipient
Rich Prairie Sewer and Water District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal 4 wells; Install fence around RPSWD wells
Morrison
Recipient
City of South St. Paul
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,987
Fund Source
Develop a spill response plan; Educate property owners about management of potential contaminant sources
Dakota
Recipient
City of Frazee
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Televise well #6
Becker
Recipient
City of Barnesville
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,280
Fund Source
Purchase groundwater model; Support the Water Festival in Moorhead; Update City website with wellhead protection information
Clay
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,260
Fund Source
Develop WHP website; Support Water Festival for 4th grade students; Host a nitrate test clinic
Stearns
Recipient
City of Bovey
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,900
Fund Source
Inspect well, televise casing
Itasca
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,475
Fund Source
Sonic drilling and sealing abandoned well #8
Morrison
Recipient
City of Cromwell
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,925
Fund Source
Update radio control system between wells and water tower; Educational materials to property owners about well management; Send Carlton County information about DWSMA and wellhead protection
Carlton
Recipient
City of Detroit Lakes
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Host second annual Lakes Country Water Festival; Update City website by adding WHP educational items; Rent a booth and provide WHP information at the Becker County Fair
Becker
Recipient
City of Northfield
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,367
Fund Source
Install a transducer on new municipal well
Rice
Recipient
City of Sauk Rapids
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,337
Fund Source
Install monitoring sensor in well #5
Benton
Recipient
City of Lakeville
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,235
Fund Source
Send information to property owners about storage tanks and class V wells; Update website with information on City's WHP plan and SWP program; Update PCSI
Dakota
Recipient
City of Woodbury
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,638
Fund Source
Review options to upgrade security for well house; Educate property owners about management of potential contaminant sources; Update City website and publish newsletter
Washington
Recipient
City of Rockville
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,807
Fund Source
Support Water Festival, educate residents about potential contaminant sources; Distribute educational materials about WHP efforts; Payment to agricultural producers to convert crop land to native grasses
Stearns
Recipient
City of Mahtomedi
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800
Fund Source
Identify properties with abandoned unused wells and potential cross connections; Identify unlocated wells within DWSMA; Update PCSI; Prepare WHP evaluation form
Washington
Recipient
Moorhead Public Service
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,712
Fund Source
Televise well 6 B (unique well # 437645)
Clay
Recipient
City of Altura
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,013
Fund Source
Investigate and prepare site for well sealing; Print and mail WHP brochure to properties within the DWSMA
Winona
Recipient
City of Granada
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,782
Fund Source
Seal 3 wells
Martin
Recipient
City of Winton
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install security fence around City wells; Update website with information about wellhead protection
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Glenwood
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,879
Fund Source
Update website with wellhead protection information; Develop spill response plan
Pope
Recipient
City of St. Anthony Village
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Fund Source
Update PCSI
Hennepin
Recipient
Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install fence around the well
Kandiyohi
Recipient
City of Nashwauk
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,065
Fund Source
Seal unused well on private property
Itasca