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Old 11-11-2007, 10:23 AM
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We are planning to retire in Kentucky. We like the area south of 64 and east of 75 and will probably find our new home not far from a major city. We are concerned with water and the drought. Can anyone offer some advice as to what would be better, our own well or a city water system and where in the area mentioned would be better for a more stable water supply? I have been following the newspapers and the drought seems to be getting more attention outside of Kentucky than within.

We currently live at 8,600' from sea level in the Colorado Rockies. For a number of reasons we would like to be closer to sea level. Our mountain community has been living with drought for over 10 years. There is no outside watering and the expense forces us to conserve so we are used to living with water problems.

I have lived in 6 states and only one of them had no water problems of any kind.

The peace of Landru.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:40 PM
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I live in the Bowling Green, KY area which is in Southcentral, KY about an hour from Nashville and about an hour and a half from Louisville. It is a very nice, growing city of about 100,000...not too big and not too small and very close to larger cities. We have been in drought conditions this summer but have gotten rain recently so we are not as bad right now, although still behind in rainfall. Personally, I would recommend city water sytem and not well water. We have some ground water contamination in this area because of our karst topogrophy.
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:38 PM
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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You have picked a one of the most beautiful regions of Kentucky to make your home. This is the area that Daniel Boone, James Harrod, and many others found so appealling when they were the first Europeans to truly settle Kentucky.

Most of Kentucky is now afforded the priviledge of having a public water supply. As Kentucky has more navigable water than any state but Alaska, we have a very steady water supply even in severe drought. Lexington is a major exception and until recently had to depend on lake resevoirs for the city's water
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:15 AM
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Thanks for the replies. We would like to be near a major city, toward the eastern end of Kentucky but not to live right in a major city. Lexington has become our focus and the city of Winchester as a place to live.
Thanks, Lyle
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