What is Wellhead Protection?
- Sealing of Wells and Borings
- Well Sealing Financial Assistance-MN Department of Health
- Well Disclosure-Minnesota Department of Health
- Proper well maintenance for private well owners
- Information on Class V Wells-EPA
- Class V:Underground Injection Control-MPCA
- Consumer Confidence Report for City of Walker
- Proper Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Maintenance
Map of Wellhead Protection and Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA)
Best Management Practices for Residents
This guide is for people living and working near a public water supply well and within its wellhead protection area. A wellhead protection area is established by, first, determining the “capture zone” of the public water supply well where groundwater is drawn into the well over a specific period of time (e.g. 10 years). Then, the circular capture zone is used to draw the boundaries of the Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA) based on property lines, roads and other landmarks.
*This guide emphasizes the protection of the source of our drinking water, groundwater surrounding our wells. But, all of our water resources must be protected to preserve the quality of life for ourselves and future generations.MDH-Drinking Water Protection Resources