Water Planning and Wells

Water Planning

Sibley County adopted its first Local Water Management Plan in 1990. The purpose is to identify any water quality problems and look for ways to protect the waterways in Sibley County.

View the Sibley County Comprehensive Local Water Plan (PDF).

All of the water planning programs are administered by the Sibley County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) office.


Well Improvement Loans

Sibley County is now offering low interest loans for well improvement!  This loan program is designed to help Sibley County property owners with replacing their current well with a newly constructed well.  The loans may only be used to construct a replacement well (not a brand new well) and will also cover the cost of sealing the old well.  This program is not available to newly constructed building sites and homes with no pre-existing well on site. The interest rate is a fixed 3% for up to 10 years.  For more information on well loans or to apply, contact the Sibley County Zoning Administrator at (507) 237-4091.

To obtain a well permit, contact a licensed well driller.  

For information on well management, visit the MN Department of Health Water Well website.

For possible well history or location, visit the MN Department of Health Well Index website.

Water Testing Kits

Water Testing Services

MN Valley Testing Laboratories Inc.
1126 North Front St. 
New Ulm, MN 56073

City of Saint Peter
227 South Front St. 
Saint Peter, MN 56082
(507) 934-4840