Families, farms...our entire economy, not to mention myriad ecologies, depend on groundwater. Yet little is known about the water that runs beneath the Bluegrass:

How much is there? What aquifers are susceptible to contamination? Why?
How does this effect us? And how do our everyday actions impact the quality
of groundwater?


Together, we can answer these questions.

 
An estimated 93,600 households or more than 234,000 Kentuckians are not connected to a public water system. Photo of Shawnetell Allenee Combs in front of her home in Jackson, Kentucky courtesy of Luke Sharrett.

An estimated 93,600 households or more than 234,000 Kentuckians are not connected to a public water system. Photo of Shawnetell Allenee Combs in front of her home in Jackson, Kentucky courtesy of Luke Sharrett.

In Kentucky, farmers use groundwater to harvest 85,000 acres of tobacco each year. National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2012. Photo of Tucker Farms in Finchville, KY courtesy of Luke Sharrett.

In Kentucky, farmers use groundwater to harvest 85,000 acres of tobacco each year. National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2012. Photo of Tucker Farms in Finchville, KY courtesy of Luke Sharrett.

In 2014,  Kentucky distillers used groundwater to produce 1,000,000 barrels of bourbon. Lexington-Herald Leader, 2015. Photo of Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, KY courtesy of Luke Sharrett.

In 2014,  Kentucky distillers used groundwater to produce 1,000,000 barrels of bourbon. Lexington-Herald Leader, 2015. Photo of Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, KY courtesy of Luke Sharrett.