Water Use

Ballard County had an estimated population of 8,428 in 1999 with over 50 percent served by public water. The estimated 2008 population was 8,323 with 57 percent served by public water. The western part of Ballard County is a wildlife management area; it stops all growth into far western Ballard County, thus eliminating the need for potable water in the area. Areas of the county not served by public water rely on private domestic wells.

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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