Water Use

Breckinridge County had an estimated population of 17,578 in 1999 with 50 percent on public water. The estimated 2008 population was 19,132 with 82 percent served by a water utility.Even if proposed projects are completed, a significant portion of the county will not be served, because these areas could not be served cost-effectively in the foreseeable future. In areas not served by public water, about half the households use wells and half use other sources.

The Water Resource Development Commission has prepared a report on water-supply infrastructure in Breckinridge 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 Breckinridge County. Certified well drillers in Kentucky.

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