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.
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
Update well inventory and seal identified unused wells; Water festival -educate students on wellhead protection; Storage tanks inventory; Newsletter on turf management and fertilizer use; educate residents on proper disposal of household hazardous waste
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