Hydrant Flushing Spring 2024



The Lakeland Water Utility will be conducting hydrant flushing for the Cities of Lakeland, Lakeland Shores and Lake St. Croix Beach beginning June 24, 2024 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. (weather permitting), and concluding June 28th, 2024.


It is necessary to flush the hydrants and water mains at intervals to remove sediment accumulation and to check fire hydrant condition. As a result you may experience rusty, discolored water. If you experience rusty, discolored water or low water pressure, it will be temporary. Please refrain from doing laundry or using hot water until the water clears. You can clear the discoloration in your water by running cold water from a faucet at the lowest point in your home until the water turns clear.

Well Abandonment Grant Application

Washington County Well Sealing Grants 

Note: Due to the increased need for the Department of Public Health and Environment to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the well sealing grant process may be delayed.

Property owners in the county may be eligible for financial assistance for sealing abandoned wells. Based on the property location and available funds, property owners may be eligible for 50% or 100% cost-share assistance, up to $2,000, in the form of reimbursement grants. 

50% Cost-Share Assistance

Under this program, applicants chosen for funding will be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the well sealing costs with a maximum of $2,000. This is open to all areas within the county, while funds exist. 

100% Cost-Share Assistance

The county has Clean Water Fund dollars from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, as well as 3M Settlement funds through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, for well sealing. Under this program, applicants chosen for funding will be reimbursed for 100% of the well sealing cots, up to $2,000, in targeted areas of the county. This includes areas within a Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA) or in areas of contamination, such as PFAS contaminated areas. Staff will confirm your eligibility through the application process, as areas of contamination are updated.

Harmful Substance Compensation Program

Harmful Substance Compensation Program The fact sheet, prepared by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) explains how individuals can get financial aid for property damage or personal injury caused by harmful chemical substances.

Community Photo Showcase

We welcome photos from residents and businesses showcasing all the city is and has to offer.  Please submit photos to for consideration.  If the photo contains actual people, a release form must be submitted as well, with permission from all people in the photo (parents and/or legal guardians may sign for under age children) to publish the photos on the website.