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Groundwater in Minnesota

Groundwater provides drinking water to more than two-thirds of Minnesota households. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency monitors the quality of our groundwater and protects it from contamination.

Report on the condition of Minnesota's groundwater

MPCA programs involved in groundwater

A variety of MPCA programs are involved with groundwater data:

Groundwater data and information

Other organizations involved with groundwater

  • HTML Content Board of Water and Soil Resources External Link
    BWSR provides outreach and comprehensive water planning to local government officials, planners and managers.
  • HTML Content Metropolitan Council External Link
    Metropolitan Council is responsible for planning the regional water supply for the seven-county metropolitan region. As a part of this responsibility, the council periodically updates data and information on water supply and demand and prepares water-use projections for the metropolitan area.
  • HTML Content Minnesota Department of Agriculture External Link
    MDA is the lead state agency for all aspects of pesticide and fertilizer environmental and regulatory functions, and monitors groundwater for the presence of agricultural chemicals.
  • HTML Content Minnesota Department of Health - Groundwater External Link
    MDH has water-quality information for approximately 16,000 public water supply wells.
  • HTML Content Minnesota Department of Natural Resources External Link
    DNR tracks groundwater use and levels, and in some cases oversees tests to determine whether pumping a new or existing well affects water levels in nearby wells. They have groundwater level information available for about 1,500 observation wells.
  • HTML Content Minnesota Geological Survey External Link
    Maintains the County Well Index database which has water-level data from more than 300,000 wells statewide and the ability to select data by aquifer, location, and other parameters.

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