Bush Lake well to be sealed
A City-owned well will be sealed at Bush Lake, 9140 E. Bush Lake Road. The well was originally drilled to provide water for Bush Lake. The well was last used in the 1990s when state rules changed to reduce pumping to protect aquifers.
The Department of Natural Resources requires that unused wells be sealed. Open well holes no longer in use pose a threat due to the potential for groundwater contamination. The project is partially funded by a grant from the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.
The City will continue its groundwater protection efforts by sealing similar wells throughout the city.
For more information, call 952-563-8760 or email publicworks@BloomingtonMN.gov.