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Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
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
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.

Recipient
USGS
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$594,000

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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.

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.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,000
Fund Source

The Lake Superior Beach Monitoring and Notification Program exists to test recreational beach water and notify the public if bacteria levels become unsafe. This project will expand the Beach Program to include additional outreach efforts, sanitary surveys and testing of new technologies to improve the Beach Program. Monitoring results will be used to inform the public, find the sources of bacterial contamination and address polluted runoff from improper waste disposal.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
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.

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.

Recipient
City of Mazeppa
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,400
Fund Source
Seal wells 1(226951) and 2 (218862)
Recipient
City of Melrose
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,609
Fund Source
Replace SSTS in DWSMA
Recipient
City of Apple Valley
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
PCSI wells, tanks, SSTS
Recipient
City of Brooklyn Park
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Collect WLs from 44 wells and public ed
Recipient
City of Elko New Market
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Support aquifer test
Recipient
City of Farmington
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
PCSI wells, SSTS and public ed.
Recipient
City of Hastings
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Fund Source
Support finding and sealing well 1
Recipient
City of LeRoy
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Well owner ed. and well sealing cost share
Recipient
City of Pelican Rapids
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,940
Fund Source
Seal wells 2(228923) and 12 (144068)
Recipient
City of Rochester Public Utilities
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Well 27/Silver Creek interaction study
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Clean up old gravel pit
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.

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.”

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.

Recipient
City of St. Paul Park
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,793
Fund Source
Seal well
Recipient
City of Verndale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$825
Fund Source
Install 2 monitoring wells
Recipient
Kinder Korner
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,235
Fund Source
Construct a new well and seal the old well
Recipient
Moorhead Public Service
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Install a UV 254 monitor
Recipient
City of Caledonia
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal wells no. 4 and no. 5
Recipient
City of Franklin
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,133
Fund Source
Seal municipal well ( no. 241455)
Recipient
City of Oak Grove Lake George
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct a new water supply well including piping
Recipient
City of Perham
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
Fund Source
Seal city wells no. 467238 and no. 467239);
Recipient
City of Plymouth
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Upgrade security at well
Recipient
City of Wabasha
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal old City well
Recipient
City of Richfield
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install cameras at well houses for wells 4, 5, 6
Recipient
City of Walker
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,085
Fund Source
Install single phase 14 KW generator and automatic transfer switch
Recipient
City of Champlin
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,163
Fund Source
Abandon 2 domestic water wells
Recipient
City of Windom
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,925
Fund Source
Install 4" SDR 25 sanitary sewer service and remove existing septic tank
Recipient
Scandia Community Senior Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,177
Fund Source
Seal well
Recipient
City of Calumet
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Down hole logging of City wells no. 2 and no.3
Recipient
Cedar Lake Electric
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,748
Fund Source
Connect to City of Faribault water system; Abandon existing well
Recipient
City of Cottonwood
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,467
Fund Source
Removal of pump, removal of well casing and cement, sealing grout to well, contractor equipment and labor, disposal of casing and cement