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The Buffalo Aquifer

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the Buffalo Aquifer.
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In an effort to ensure you have the latest information on the process and progress of the Buffalo Aquifer Management Plan, the Participating Members will post updates and comments here.

-Website Updated
Written by Kris Knutson   
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:47

The FAQ's section of the Buffalo Aquifer website has been updated. Under the tab of "Documents and Resources" you can find new content for land use suggestions and avoidance of Aquifer contamination.

-Well #7 Demolition and Sealing
Written by Kris Knutson   
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:53

In April, 2011, Well #7 in our South Buffalo Aquifer Well-field was sealed and the well building demolished. This project was completed successfully with the assistance of LTP Enterprises, Inc., of Fargo, North Dakota. Attached are several pictures of Well #7 being sealed. The completion of this project removes an entry point for contamination to the highly-sensitive Aquifer and helps preserve the water quality of the Aquifer for future generations. Funding for the sealing of the well was provided by the Minnesota Department of Health 


FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (3.jpg)3.jpgPulling of Pump of Well #742 Kb
Download this file (Copy of SAM_0294.JPG)Copy of SAM_0294.JPGPumping of Cement into Well #752 Kb
Download this file (Copy of SAM_0296.JPG)Copy of SAM_0296.JPGWell #7 Sealed52 Kb
Download this file (Copy of SAM_0309.JPG)Copy of SAM_0309.JPGDemolition of Building49 Kb
Download this file (Copy of SAM_0327.JPG)Copy of SAM_0327.JPGReseeding area58 Kb
-Moorhead Public Service Receives Wellhead Protection Award from MDH
Written by Kris Knutson   
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 13:33

On December 15th, 2010 Moorhead Public Service received a Source Water Protection Implementation Grant from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for approximately $7,000.

The $7,000 provided by MDH will fund two activities: the sealing of an unused well at our highway ten well field location on the buffalo aquifer, and enhancement of this website.  We will also be conducting public meetings for public input into our aquifer management plan.  More information to come!

For a full list of 2010 awards and more information about the source of funding please refer to the following site:


For the full descripition of the grant please refer to the following commission packet (Item 15):


-Website Launched!
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 18 June 2009 08:39

I hope you find this website useful.  This page will be updated regularly, so please check back to keep up on the progress. If you have any technical problems with the site, please contact Moorhead Public Service and we will do our best to assist you.




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