New York 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.
New York 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 2.643 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in New York to be 2,500,000, with 100% of their water supply from groundwater.
- 1,633 community water systems use groundwater for 4,006,700 people
- 696 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 246,300 people
- 5,341 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 719,900 people
- 1,610 irrigation wells used serving 1,090 farms and 25,400 acres