An unused and/or abandoned well that is not sealed can pose a health, safety, and environmental risk. This occurs due to your unused well creating a direct pathway for surface runoff, pollutant, and wastes to enter drinking water sources. This not only affects you, the landowners, but it also affects your community as well. If your well is no longer being used, it should be sealed as soon as possible. Your risk of pollutant contaminating your drinking water will be significantly reduced.
Le Sueur County has received grant funds to financially assist landowners sealing their unused/abandoned wells. To find out more, please click on the links below.
Le Sueur County was awarded funds to help prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollutants in groundwater and surface water from subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS). The low-income grant program assists landowners with the financial costs that are required to design, install, repair, and replace a SSTS on residential property that has been deemed an imminent threat to public health or is failing to protect groundwater. To find out more, please click on the links below.