Water & Well Field Protection
Abundant Dayton sits atop one of the largest and cleanest water aquifers in the country. This sole source freshwater supply provides a significant competitive advantage for Dayton when other communities are experiencing water shortages and drought.
The City's Department of Water provides water and sewer utility services to the City of Dayton and several surrounding jurisidictions. Much of the region's water supply comes from Dayton. Many businesses have moved to Dayton to take advantage of this abundant resource.
Innovation The new Water Technology Innovation Cluster (WTIC) will harness expertise in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana to encourage economic development across the tri-state region.
Programs Businesses may be eligible for special incentives or loans if they locate in the City of Dayton's Well Field Protection Area and help reduce the amount of stored chemicals in this area. For more information, visit the Well Field Protection Program (WFPP) website or contact the Office of Economic Development at (937) 333-3634.
Quick Facts about Dayton's Water:
- Dayton's water supply comes from 6,000 miles of rivers and streams in the region
- Dayton's water system services 1.7 million people over 65 square miles
- Dayton's aquifer stores 1.5 trillion gallons of water
- Dayton's well field yields 2,000 gallons per minute
Well Field Protection Area Map