Georgia 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.
Georgia 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 2.743 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Georgia to be 1,510,000 all supplied by groundwater.
- 1,517 community water systems use groundwater for 1,738,900 people
- 177 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 61,700 people
- 477 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 88,800 people
- 10,700 irrigation wells used serving 3,030 farms and 964,000 acres