Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Ground Water and Wells in the Maryland Coastal Plain


Fact Sheet 20

Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for most residents in rural areas of Maryland and a key source of drinking water for public water-supply systems in many areas. Groundwater occurs in a variety of hydrogeologic settings, reflecting the geologic diversity of the State. This fact sheet describes groundwater and wells in the Coastal Plain physiographic province of Maryland, and the factors associated with well-water availability and quality.

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Fact Sheet 20 (pdf, 861 KB)