For residents that have concerns about the potential of contamination of their wells due to flooding, Dakota County Environmental Resources is offering free bacteria testing for private wells that have been affected by flooding.  Owners of flooded wells should contact 952-891-7000 if you would like to pursue that free service. 

More information on ways well owners can protect their well during flooding can be found here:
https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/Environment/WaterResources/WellsDrinkingWater/Pages/flooded-wells.aspx

MDH also issued a press release on protecting private wells:
https://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2019/wellflood031819.html