Abandoned Well Sealing Grants are used to seal abandoned wells that are within Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD). View the map of CRWD on the About CRWD page. 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
To apply for a Well Sealing Grant please confirm the address is in CRWD. View the map of CRWD on the About CRWD page. Then use the Well-Sealing Grant Application link below or contact Lucas. 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.Well-sealing grant application form PDF
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.