New Study to be Conducted on Private Water Wells

Jul 12, 2012

With the help of an EPA grant, the Kentucky Division of Water plans to study about two hundred private water wells in the Commonwealth.  The study will focus on how domestic water wells are impacted by events of nature and by human-influenced pollution.

Although public drinking water supplies in the bluegrass state are tested and regulated, private wells remain the responsibility of the user and land owner where the wells are located. David Jackson of the Kentucky Division of Water says several types of contamination have been found in Kentucky wells in the past, including bacteria, metal contamination, and chlorides.  He told WKU Public Radio its a good idea for residents of the state to have their drinking water wells tested regularly.

More information on the new study can be obtained at the website of the Kentucky Division of Water, at