Water Use

Casey County had an estimated population of 14,484 in 1999 with 65 percent on public water. The estimated 2008 population was 17,138 with 99 percent on public water. Public water is provided to about 65 percent of the county's residents. In areas not served by public water, about 70 percent of the households use wells and 30 percent use other sources. About 530 customers will be added to public water service through new line extensions from 2000 to 2020. If all proposed water-line extensions are made, about 26 percent of the county will still rely on private water supplies in the year 2020.

The Water Resource Development Commission has prepared a report on water-supply infrastructure in Casey 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 Casey 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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