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Wellhead Protection Plan
Wellhead protection is a means of protecting public water supply wells by preventing contaminants from entering the area that contributes water to the well or well field over a period of time. The wellhead protection area is determined by using geologic and hydrologic criteria, such as the physical characteristics of the aquifer and the effects which pumping has on the rate and direction of groundwater movement. A management plan is developed for the wellhead protection area that includes inventorying potential sources of groundwater contamination, monitoring for the presence of specific contaminants, and managing existing and future land and water uses that pose a threat to groundwater quality.  

Some properties in Brooklyn Center have private wells which are primarily used for irrigation purposes. Private wells which are no longer in use should be properly sealed. Unused wells which may be used in the future require a special maintenance permit issued by the Minnesota Department of Health.

For more information regarding Wellhead Protection, please click on the following links:
2015 Wellhead Protection Plan Amendment
Sealing of Unused/Private Wells-Minnesota Department of Health
Well Disclosure-Minnesota Department of Health
2005 Brooklyn Center Wellhead Protection Plan