Water Use

Henry County had an estimated population of 15,145 in 1999 with 90 percent on public water. The estimated 2008 population was 15,825 with 90 percent on public water. In areas not served by public water, 40 percent of the households use wells and 60 percent use other sources. There are no plans to add new areas of the county to public water service through new line extensions from 2000 to 2020. About 10 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 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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