Alabama Groundwater and Water Well Statistics
Few states can accurately or confidentially determine how many residential wells are in place. For each region, the American Housing Survey by the U.S. Census provides regional data.
Alabama is found in the South, along with these other states: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 4,360,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.593 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Alabama to be 539,000, all supplied by groundwater.
- 282 community water systems use groundwater for 1,498,000 people
- 18 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 8,885 people
- 47 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 5,419 people
- 1,190 irrigation wells used serving 567 farms and 48,800 acres