The OCWA has been a member of the Groundwater Guardian Foundation since 1995, which is a nonprofit organization that educates people and inspires action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations. Visit the Groundwater Guardian Foundation Website for more information, tools, games, quizes, news and more.

Groundwater Wellhead Protection is vital to the longevity of underground water resources and protection against pollution or contamination. Please see the following reports and guides relating to Groundwater Wellhead Protection and Management:

Wellhead Best Management Practices
Model Groundwater Protection Plan
Water-Quality Management Program Community Water Supply Report (1996)

The Groundwater Resource Study Report completed in 1994 provides an overview of existing groundwater conditions throughout Orange County. The following documents make up the entire Groundwater Resource Study (divided up to enable downloading):

Groundwater Resource Study, Main Report
USGS Well Data
USGS Well Data, Appendix A
Groundwater Summary
Groundwater Summary Tables
Figures 1 to 17
Map Key
Set 1, Maps 1 to 20
Set 1, Maps 21 to 40
Set 1, Maps 41 to 57
Set 2, Maps 1-20
Set 2, Maps 21 to 40
Set 2, Maps 41 to 57
Set 3, Maps 1 to 20
Set 3, Maps 21 to 40
Set 3, Maps 41 to 57
Blooming Grove Report
Chester Report
Cornwall Report
Crawford Report
Deerpark Report
Goshen Report
Greenville Report
Hamptonburgh Report
Highlands Report
Minisink Report
Monroe Report
Montgomery Report
Mount Hope Report
New Windsor Report
Newburgh Report
Tuxedo Report
Wallkill Report
Warwick Report
Wawayanda Report
Woodbury Report
Mount Hope Report
Mount Hope Report