Well-Sealing Grants

Abandoned Well Sealing Grants are used to seal abandoned wells that are within the District (view the map of CRWD). Awards are typically 50 percent of the total cost for well sealing, usually around $500 for each abandoned well.

Are you in CRWD?

Apply For a Well Sealing Grant

​Why does Capitol Region Watershed District offer grants to seal abandoned wells?

Abandoned wells pose a threat to public health since they provide a direct pathway for contaminants to enter groundwater. Groundwater is a source of drinking water for thousands of the people in the metro area, so protecting it is our responsibility.

How to seal a well?

Wells need to be sealed by a licensed well contractor. This service can cost between $500 to $1,500 or more for sealing an average four-inch diameter domestic well. Our grant program can cover as much as 50% of the total well sealing costs, up to $750 per well. The costs may include pulling the old pump and equipment, grouting material and pumping the grout into the old well.