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Groundwater Resources

Groundwater Resources

About 42% of Ohioans rely on groundwater for their source of water. Knowing where groundwater can be obtained and how it can be managed is important for economic development and mitigating environmental impacts. The Groundwater Resources Group collects data and creates maps that show groundwater availability in Ohio. The group also conducts technical investigations and prepares reports to help all groundwater users understand impacts to the resource. In areas where groundwater withdrawals exceed natural recharge, the group can designate groundwater stress areas with special reporting requirements for groundwater users. Upon request from local governments and boards, the group holds public meetings or hearings to help disseminate groundwater information in conflict areas.

How to Obtain Water Well Data & Information

We are working to restore the database of Ohio water well logs and drilling and sealing reports, and hope to provide access to these resources soon. Please check back to this page often.

In the meantime, please contact the Groundwater Resources Group using the contact information on this page. Thank you for your patience.