Water Availability Study


The City of Angola is completing a study to develop a groundwater monitoring network that can supplement existing hydrologic data in the region.  A volunteer network of homeowner wells can be used to collect and transmit real-time data for assessing groundwater conditions in the region.

The City is currently soliciting volunteers from homeowners with wells in areas in and around the City. If you own a private well and would like to volunteer to be part of the monitoring network, please contact Tom Selman, Water Superintendent for the City of Angola at 260-665-9363 or water@angolain.org for more information.

Angola hosted a Public Meeting on Water Availability Study

Approximately 90 people attended a public meeting on January 18th from INTERA. Click HERE or the image below to view the presentation.

INERA Presentation

Water Department request for Study

In May of 2022 the Angola City Council approved a water department proposal to investigate water availability in Steuben County and potential limitations on the availability of water for industry, agriculture, and public supply.  INTERA, Incorporated, a consulting firm specializing in water resources analysis and aquifer protection, was hired to conduct the study.

On January 18, 2023, Jack Wittman, VP of INTERA will provide a project update to the public.  The presentation will include the following:

  • A discussion of the hydrology of Steuben County and the relationship between lake levels, stream discharge, groundwater levels, and water withdrawals in the region.
  • Results of the water availability assessment conducted for watersheds in the county, along with a discussion of the characteristics of water withdrawals for public supply, industry, and agriculture in the county. 
  • An assessment and discussion of potential threats to water availability in the county, including expanding water use for industry and agriculture, increasing withdrawals in Ohio, and a changing climate. 
  • A discussion of on-going work to develop an aquifer and surface-water monitoring network in Steuben County. The network will provide real-time data to assess the status of water resources in the region, and a tool to assess the impacts of potential threats.

The aquifer monitoring network will consist of sensor equipment installed in private homeowner wells.  The equipment is non-invasive, non-disruptive, and provides direct online access to real-time water levels in the well for each volunteer participant.  Private well owners who are interested in participating in the network are encouraged to attend.

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Water Department (more)
300 W Mill St
Angola, IN 46703
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  • Phone: (260) 665-9363
  • Fax: (260) 665-9164
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