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.
- 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.
- Download application. Click here (coming soon!) to download the application.
- Obtain two (2) bids. Find a licensed well sealing contractor in your area by clicking this link.
- Wait for approval! Funding will not be applied retroactively for wells that have been sealed prior to notification that your agreement has been approved.
- 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).
- 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.
Questions? Contact us!
Contact Kris Larson with questions or for more information about well sealing.