In the Salt River Valley bottoms west of Taylorsville and in the far eastern end of the county, most drilled wells will produce enough for a domestic supply at depths of less than 100 feet. Wells located in the rest of the larger valleys throughout the county will produce enough water for a domestic supply, except during dry weather. In the uplands of Spencer County (60 percent of the county), most drilled wells will not produce enough water for a dependable domestic supply, unless they are drilled along drainage lines, in which case they may produce enough water except during dry weather. Throughout the county groundwater is hard or very hard and may contain salt or hydrogen sulfide, especially at depths greater than 100 feet.

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