Water Use

Owsley County had an estimated population of 5,327 in 1999 with 67 percent on public water. The estimated 2008 population was 4,776 with 98 percent served by a water utility.In areas not served by public water, about 90 percent of the households use wells and 10 percent use other sources.

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

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