Abandoned Well Sealing Grants are used to seal abandoned wells that are within the District. Awards are typically 50 percent of the total cost for well sealing, usually around $500 for each abandoned well.
Apply For a Well Sealing Grant
How do I apply?
To apply for a Well Sealing Grant please use the Well-Sealing Grant Application link below or contact Andrew at CRWD (651-644-8888). You’ll need to receive bids from two licensed well sealing contractors. Visit the Minnesota Department of Health for a list of certified contractors.
Finally, complete the Well-Sealing-Grant-Application.
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.