Well Sealing Program

The city of Circle Pines has obtained a cost-share grant from the Minnesota Department of Health to assist Landowners in sealing unused wells.

Some may think that the well was sealed when city water was put in. Unfortunately, wells were not being sealed until 1989. If you would like more information regarding well sealing and why it is important, please check out www.knowtheflow.us.

The average cost of sealing a well has been $650, with a range of $400-$1,300. This process is very important to protecting the city’s drinking water. The longer wells go unsealed the more likely the aquifer could become contaminated. Another item to note is that when you sell your home, the seller is required by Minnesota Statutes, section 103I.235 to disclose the number and the status of all wells on the property and provide a sketch map showing the location of each well. Often the seller seals the abandoned well(s) at that time.

The city is offering a 50% match of the sealing cost up to $500.00. There are limited amount of funds and time left to take advantage of the grant offer. To be eligible you need to be in the wellhead protection area. Click here to view a map of the area. To date, 30-35 of your neighbors have taken advantage of previous cost share programs. If you are interested in participating in the program contact Chandra Peterson at 763-231-2611 or by email at cpeterson@ci.circle-pines.mn.us.