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*East Bethel wellhead meeting

May 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A public hearing is scheduled to present the City of East Bethel Wellhead Protection Plan. The Wellhead Plan is for the protection of drinking water supply wells that supply East Bethel’s public water supply system. A draft of Part 2 (of a two part plan) is available at City Hall. This portion of the plan includes information pertaining to:

  1. An inventory of potential contaminant sources within the established Drinking Water Supply Management Areas (DWSMA);
  2. Data that was considered in the Plan;
  3. Issues, problems and concerns within the DWSMAs;
  4. Goals, objectives and action strategies to address concerns within the DWSMAs;
  5. A Plan evaluation strategy; and
  6. A contingency strategy in the event of a water system disruption.

For more information about East Bethel’s Wellhead Protection program contact Nate Ayshford, East Bethel Public Works Manager at (763) 367-7876.

What is wellhead protection? Wellhead Protection is a way to prevent drinking water from becoming contaminated by managing potential sources of pollution in the area which supplies water to the City’s wells. Much can be done to prevent pollution, such as the wise use of land and chemicals. Public health is protected and the expense of treating polluted water or drilling a new well is avoided.

What is a wellhead protection area? A wellhead protection area is a zone around a public water supply well managed to keep pollutants from rapidly reaching the community’s water supply.  The area that is managed uses easily identifiable landmarks as boundaries (e.g. streets, property lines, ditches) called the Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA).  The wellhead protection area is based on the minimum time (ten years) for a pollutant to reach the well.

Who’s Impacted?
A wellhead protection area includes hundreds to thousands of properties. Residents and businesses within a wellhead protection area are asked to cooperate with your water supplier to effectively protect our water supply without establishing additional ordinances or regulatory programs.


May 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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City of East Bethel


East Bethel City Hall
2241 221st Ave NE
East Bethel, MN 55011 United States
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