Massachusetts 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.
Massachusetts is found in the Northeast, along with these other states: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 3,210,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.543 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Massachusetts to be 616,000, all of which use groundwater.
- 346 community water systems use groundwater for 1,739,000 people
- 253 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 69,000 people
- 904 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 131,800 people
- 1,090 irrigation wells used serving 691 farms and 7,920 acres