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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.