Regulations & Agencies

Groundwater in Oregon

Well Water Program

This section will help you understand the laws and regulations related to Oregon's groundwater and how to find the agencies that administer them.

Most issues related to groundwater management in Oregon are handled by state agencies under the authority of state law. Regulations related to groundwater management fall into two categories: groundwater quantity maintenance and groundwater quality protection.


Laws & Programs

An overview of the main state and federal laws related to groundwater in Oregon and the programs that have resulted from these laws.



Who does what related to groundwater in Oregon? These are the agencies that administer the regulations and programs that protect Oregon's groundwater. They are excellent sources of information and assistance.



A summary table of the permits issued in Oregon to protect groundwater.