Nevada 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.
Nevada is found in the West, along with these other states: Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.
The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 1,540,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.753 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self- supplied water supply users in Nevada to be 193,000, with 100% of their water supply from groundwater.
- 173 community water systems use groundwater for 255,600 people
- 117 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 42,300 people
- 247 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 31,300 people
- 2,590 irrigation wells used serving 830 farms and 359,000 acres