Wellhead Protection Plan
Wellhead Protection is a way to prevent the public drinking water supply from becoming polluted by managing potential sources of contamination in the areas that supply water to the public wells. Wellhead Protection Plans must be reviewed and amended every ten years. Part one of the plan includes a delineation of the critical areas adjacent to our groundwater wells and the potential vulnerability of each well. Click here for the information on the plan. Wellhead Protection Plan Part 2 — click here.
Do You Have a Well on Your Property?
Owning a well comes with responsibilities for homeowners. The following helpful links provide well owners with tips and information from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Owner's Guide to Wells - Minnesota Department of Health
A well that is properly located, constructed, maintained, and tested can provide a reliable and safe drinking water source and serve many domestic, agricultural, and commercial purposes. Click on the link below for more information.
Well Owner’s Handbook - Minnesota Department of Health
As the name implies, groundwater is found beneath the land surface ” in cracks and crevices in bedrock, or in pore spaces, which are the small spaces between soil or rock particles in sand and gravel deposits. Surface water becomes groundwater when it seeps downward to the saturated zone.
"A Well Owner's Handbook" publication to provide homeowners tips on taking care of their well.
Click on the link below for more information.
Below are links to PDF files and a link to the MDH Well Sealing Page on their website.
Important information updates
Unpaid utility charges may constitute a lien against the property
Annual Cold Weather Rule Notice/Application Click here CWR Application
Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule (CWR) is a state law that protects residential utility customers from having electric or natural gas service shut off between October 1 and April 30. To protect your service from disconnection you must contact the City of Brownton to make and keep a payment plan that you and your utility agree on.