Significant Water Withdrawal Facilities

Significant Water Withdrawal Facilities

Photo courtesy USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Photo courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Significant Water Withdrawal Facilities (SWWF) came to be in 1983 as a part of the Water Resources Management Act (IC 14-25-7). The Natural Resources Commission is required to “take and maintain an inventory of significant uses of water withdrawn from the surface or ground”. A significant water withdrawal facility is a high-capacity well capable of withdrawing a minimum 100,000 gallons of ground water, surface water, or combination, in one day. SWWF are registered with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Water and withdraw must be reported.