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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Water

Division of Water

Groundwater from private wells, public wells and springs is one of Kentucky's vital resources and is the source of drinking water for more than a million Kentuckians.
Groundwater also provides a source of water to industry and agriculture and is the source of sustained base flow in most streams.

The Kentucky Division of Water has systematically sampled ambient groundwater for more than 20 years. For the first time, these data have been analyzed to characterize groundwater trends in Kentucky. The report, Report on the Condition of Ambient Groundwater in Kentucky: Analysis of the Ambient Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network Data, delineates more specifically where these statewide trends originate and characterizes differences by physiographic region and source.