Water Use

Daviess County had an estimated population of 90,324 (36,831 households) in 1999; projected population is 94,100 (41,500 households) in 2020. Public water is provided to about 96 percent of the county's residents. In areas not served by public water, nearly all households use wells. Most of the county is already served, but five new 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 4 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 Daviess 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 Daviess 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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