City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Wellhead Protection Plan

Wellhead Protection is a method of preventing contamination of a public water supply well by effectively managing potential contaminant sources in the area which contributes water to a public water supply well. 

By Minnesota State Statute, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is granted authority to regulate wellhead protection for local communities with public water supply, and as specified in Minnesota Rule 4720 all public suppliers are required to identify and implement wellhead protection measures in the form of a Wellhead Protection Plan, over a ten year period.  A very clear benefit of Wellhead Protection is the emphasis on the protection of drinking water contamination versus the remediation of a contaminated drinking water supply. The cost of prevention is less than the cost of remediation. 

The City of St. Paul Park's Wellhead Protection Plan (WHPP) identifies several objectives and plans of action with the goals of identifying and managing potential sources of contamination within its service area.
City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071