About 70 percent of Minnesotans use groundwater as their source of drinking water and careful well management is important to the sustainability of this shared resource. The responsible use of groundwater will ensure its quantity and quality for future generations. Proper management of active wells helps prevent damage to the well and reduces the possibility of water contamination.
If you have a private well, what can you do to help protect our groundwater?
Keep your well elevated from the soil by at least one foot.