Clean Water Resources

Indiana’s Water Resources

Learn more about Indiana’s rivers

Learn more about Indiana’s lakes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore


Watershed Management Plans

Public Access

Our colleagues at Indiana Outfitters have a rivers & streams map with all public access points.

Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides information and materials about monitoring and assessing water quality across the country.

Join Hoosier Riverwatch as a citizen scientist, and help monitor Indiana’s water quality!

Get involved with water enthusiasts around the state!  The Indiana Paddler’s Association hosts events to raise awareness and appreciation for our water bodies.

Drinking Water

Learn more about Indiana’s drinking water supply.


Protecting Groundwater Resources

Many Indiana cities and towns have well head protection programs.  Here are a few examples:

Marion County Wellfield Education




More info and more cities on the state’s website

Private Well Testing

There are many sources available for private citizens who have concerns regarding private wells.  Please look through the following resources for help with obtaining testing or background information on water quality in Indiana wells.

– If you are interested in private well testing, please contact your local health department as they may be able to sample your well.

– Visit the EPA’s page on Private Drinking Water Wells, which provides basic information on types of wells, health risks, FAQ’s, and more.

– The DNR has a page devoted to Frequently Asked Questions on groundwater and wells, which covers water availability, use, and rights.

Click here for more information from IDEM on well sampling, how to protect a well, or well drillers and contractors.

– The DNR has a Water Well Record Database with records from over 400,000 water wells drilled in Indiana.

– For more information on water testing, please click here.


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