Abandoned Well Sealing Cost-Share Program

Unused wells can serve as direct conduits for surface contaminants to reach our aquifers. The Anoka Conservation District has been awarded grants through the Clean Water Fund to help eligible landowners seal unused wells located within Anoka County, targeting vulnerable groundwater areas such as Drinking Water Supply Management Areas (DWSMAs).

In order to qualify for reimbursement, applicants must meet the requirements described in the application and receive a cost-share program approval letter from the Anoka Conservation District before they seal their well. Funding may not be applied retroactively to wells that have already been sealed.

 

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Determine if you qualify. To be eligible, your unused well must be within a Drinking Water Supply Management Area in Anoka County, MN. If you received a postcard from ACD, your property already qualifies! Otherwise, review this map.
  2. Download application. Click here (coming soon!) to download the application.
  3. Obtain two (2) bids. Find a licensed well sealing contractor in your area by clicking this link.
  4. Submit application and copies of two (2) bids. Submit copies of the two (2) bids and your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: 1318 McKay Dr. NE, Suite 300, Ham Lake, MN, 55304. Attn: Kris Larson.
  5. Wait for approval! Funding will not be applied retroactively for wells that have been sealed prior to notification that your agreement has been approved.
  6. Sign cost-share agreement. If your application is approved, we will send you an approval letter, cost-share agreement for 60% of your total project cost (most well sealing projects cost less than $2,000), and a W-9 form (required for the reimbursement process).
  7. Do your project! After you receive your approval letter and signed cost-share agreement, you have up to six (6) months to complete your project. Hire the licensed contractor of your choice. Keep a copy of the receipt/invoice and the Well and Boring Sealing Record provided by the contractor.
  8. Submit proof of project completion. Within 30 days of sealing your well, submit the completed W-9 form, payment receipt/invoice indicating the total well sealing cost and verification of payment to contractor, and a copy of the Well and Boring Sealing Record via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: 1318 McKay Dr. NE, Suite 300, Ham Lake, MN, 55304. Attn: Kris Larson.
  9. Get reimbursed! Upon receipt of satisfactory proof of project completion, we will send you reimbursement in the amount agreed upon in your cost-share agreement. Check issuance generally takes 2-6 weeks. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if reimbursement has not been received within 2 months.

 

Questions? Contact us!

Contact Kris Larson with questions or for more information about well sealing.