The Ground Water Unit has several responsibilities in protecting the County's groundwater resources. Major tasks include:
The Unit provides advice and responds to the public, water well contractors, consultants, County staff and other agencies on issues related to hydrogeology of the region.
Lee County uses five
documented aquifers for potable use. Of those five aquifers, four are
used by single-family homes as their sole potable source, with one area of
Lee County having one usable source available. We have also documented through
research that certain grout materials are not usable in Lee County
due to the existing water quality. Lee County's goal is to educate contractors
wishing to perform work in unincorporated Lee County, City of Bonita
Springs, City of Fort Myers, Villages of Estero and the City of Sanibel of our unique local
geology and differing water quality conditions.