Bracken County had an estimated population of 8,280 in 1999 with 70 percent on public water. The estimated 2008 population was 8,574 with 97 percent served by a water utility. In areas not served by public water, about 15 percent of the households use wells, and the rest use hauled water, cisterns, and other sources.
The Water Resource Development Commission has prepared a report on water-supply infrastructure in Bracken 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 Bracken County. Certified well drillers in Kentucky.