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Environmental Health Division


Water Well Program


Before the City provided water, all homes relied upon private wells for drinking water. These homes were also connected to private septic systems. In the 1960s, many private wells were found to be contaminated. This lead the City to provide municipal water and sewer service. A small number of homes are not connected to City water or sewer and still rely on a private well for drinking water and/or a septic system.

A private well that is maintained and used for irrigation is allowed as long as the well water system is not connected to the pipes carrying City water into your home. If the well is not in use for irrigation it must be sealed by a Minnesota Department of Health Licensed Contractor. The contractor will apply for the City's Well Sealing permit.  

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