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Wells and Borings Well Management Program - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Wells and Borings

The Minnesota Department of Health's Well Management Program protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper construction of new wells and borings, and the proper sealing of unused wells and borings.

Announcements and News

  • Construction of Wells and Borings

  • Geothermal, exploratory borings, isolation distances, Well Owner's Handbook, financial assistance, and other construction information.
  • Contractor Information

  • Advisory council, approved products and materials, continuing education, fee information, licensing, and forms.
  • Fees

  • State fees for well construction notifications, well sealing notifications, variance requests, permits, licenses, rig/hoist registrations, and well disclosures.
  • Laws and Rules

  • Laws and rules related to wells and borings, Rules Handbook.
  • Online Services

  • Certified laboratories/well water testing, e-Well Disclosure logins, well contractor directory, Minnesota Well Index, and well disclosure look-up.
  • Special Construction Areas

  • Flowing wells and borings, special well and boring construction areas, wellhead protection, and DNR groundwater management areas.
  • Well Disclosure/Property Transfer

  • e-Well Disclosure information and county/filer login, well disclosure information and form, and look-up of previously filed disclosures.
  • Well Partners

  • Local partners play an important role in helping protect private well users' health. Check out available resources.
  • Wells Resources

  • Links to local, state, and federal agencies; professional/trade associations; and certification organizations.
  • About Us

  • About the Well Management Program, Delegated Well Programs, our newsletter, get email updates, and contact us.


Of Interest

"Arsenic in Private Wells: Facts and Figures"

Information, maps, and data on arsenic occurrence in private wells in Minnesota.

Well Sealing Video


Protect Our Precious Water: Sealing Your Unused Well


Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808

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Updated Tuesday, 25-Oct-2022 16:24:27 CDT