Well-Sealing Grants

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 to seal a well ?

Wells should be sealed by a licensed well contractor, which can cost from $500 to $1,000 for sealing the average four-inch diameter domestic well. You may apply for up to 50% reimbursement of the total direct sealing costs, up to $500 per well. The costs may include pulling the old pump and equipment, grouting material and pumping the grout into the old well.

​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.


Grant funding can be used to reimburse expenses related to the design or construction of water quality improvement projects. All activities must be completed according to the project grant agreement prior to reimbursement. Apply for an Abandoned Well Sealing Grant to see specific reporting requirements.

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