Study Region: Accra Plains. Study Focus: We conducted a field geology mapping, a well inventory exercise, used ERT, drilled boreholes at 8 locations (15–60 m depth), took drill core samples which we subjected to dilute acid leaching experiments, installed piezometers and equipped them with pressure transducers, analyzed tidal signals in high frequency groundwater hydrographs, carried out pumping tests, and, finally, took 49 groundwater samples. New Insights: Our results indicated a diverse groundwater system. On the one hand, groundwater was found at shallow depths in the saprolite of the Togo Structural Unit (TSU), which, in unweathered state, is composed of phyllites, schists, and quartzites. This system was shallow and predominantly unconfined, as revealed by tidal analysis. In addition, transmissivities of TSU saprolite, all in the order of < 6e-5 m2/s, reduced with depth, which indicated either the lack of a stratiform fractured layer or the presence of such layer beyond drilled depths. On the other hand, groundwater was found in fractures of the gneisses of the Dahomeyan Structural Unit (DSU). This system was potentially deeper, but DSU transmissivities were significantly lower than those of TSU saprolite. ... mehrHydrochemically, groundwater was mainly characterized by infiltration of wastewater, evidenced by elevated ion concentrations, including nitrate. Due to the thinly weathered basement, groundwater system development in the area is local and restricted to the Dodowa area.