Seal old wells to protect groundwater and nearby drinking water wells

Property owners in the wellhead protection areas of pubic water supply wells are urged to perform a voluntary well survey.   Until properly sealed, unused (abandoned) wells threaten the safety of nearby active wells.  Abandoned wells within the wellhead protection area of a public supply well (known as the Drinking Water Supply Management Area – see interactive map) threatens the safety of a community’s drinking water supply.  Find more information about locating, disclosing and sealing unused (abandoned) wells in section two (2) of the Wellhead Protection Guide for Residents or Businesses and Property Owners.

The Anoka County Municipal Wellhead Protection Group (representing the cities of Anoka, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Fridley, Lexington, Lino Lakes and Spring Lake Park) have established a program to educate and assist property owners located near their municipal wells in the best methods to prevent groundwater pollution.

By maintaining active wells in good condition, and properly sealing unused wells, property owners can help safeguard the drinking water supply for themselves, their neighbors and their community.  Property owners that find an abandoned well may request to be notified when future grant opportunities are available to seal unused wells (cost-share grants have already been awarded to property owners).  For more information contact your City Wellhead Protection Manager:

  • Anoka – Russ Zastrow (763-576-2782)
  • Blaine – Jim Hafner (763) 785-6188
  • Centerville – Paul Palzer (651) 429-4750
  • Circle Pines – Jim Keinath (763) 784-5898
  • Fridley – Jim Kosluchar (763) 572-3550
  • Lexington – Dot Heifort (763) 784-2792
  • Lino Lakes – Marty Asleson (651) 982-2435
  • Spring Lake Park – Terry Randall (763) 784-6491
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