To protect the health of people, hand-pump drinking wells located around the lakes and parks in Minneapolis are monitored by the City of Minneapolis, Environmental Health Division.
For more information on drinking wells, contact the City of Minneapolis Environmental Health Division at 612-673-5807 during normal business hours, or 311 (612-673-3000).
Groundwater well levels are monitored throughout Minneapolis by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB). This provides information about the groundwater levels in different aquifers and allows us to track changes over time. Years' worth of monitoring data will become increasingly valuable as we continue to see how human activities and climate change impact the hydrologic cycle, including the recharge of aquifers.