Water Use

Marion County had an estimated population of 16,374 in 1999 with most of the residents on public water. The 2008 projected population was 19,063 with 98 percent served by a water utility. In areas not served by public water, about one-third of the households rely on private domestic wells and the rest rely on other sources.

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

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