Knott County had an estimated population of 17,471 in 1999 with 14 percent on public water. The estimated 2008 population was 17,641 with 15 percent served by a water utility. In areas not served by public water, about 93 percent of the households use wells and 7 percent rely on other sources.
The Water Resource Development Commission has prepared a report on water-supply infrastructure in the county.
It is estimated that there are over 200,000 water wells in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Groundwater Data Repository, maintained by the Kentucky
Geological Survey, has information on over 50,000 of these wells. The
locations of wells and springs in the county for which data are available
is shown on the map
of wells and springs in the county. Certified well drillers in Kentucky.
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