Out of water: Well has run dry for Hampden couple

Out of water: Well has run dry for Hampden couple


THE LACK OF RAIN HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS FOR A HAMPDEN COUPLE. THE LACK OF RAIN HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS FOR A HAMPDEN COUPLE. 22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEIR WELL RAN DRY.. YOU DON’T REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT WATER IS UNTIL YOU LOSE IT.. KEN FISCHER AND SYBIL LAFLAMME’S SHALLOW WELL HAS RUN DRY IN HAMPDEN. IT’S THEIR HOUSEHOLD’S SOLE SOURCE OF WATER. EVEN THOUGH THEY’VE BEEN SEEING THE WELL GRADUALLY DRYING UP DURING THE DROUGHT, IT STILL CAME AS A SHOCK WHEN SYBIL TURNED ON THE FAUCETS FRIDAY MORNING AND THERE WAS NO WATER. OH PANIC, FREAKING OUT WE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE WATER TO MAKE COFFEE, NO FLUSHING THE TOILET.. WE’VE BEEN REALLY CAREFUL GOING TO THE LAUNDRAMAT, QUICK SHOWERS, NOT WATERING PLANTS OR TREES, ANY OTHER BUSHES GARDENING OR ANYTHING SYBIL’S FIANCEE KEN FISCHER IS TRUICKING IN CONTAINERS OF DRINKING WATER, BUT THEY HAVE TO TAKE SHOWERS AND BATHS SOME PLACE ELSE. RIGHT NOW IT’S A COUPLE OF TRUCKS OF WATER JUST FOR DRINKING AND WHAT NOT. YA, I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. . THEY NEED A SOLID SOAKING RAIN TO HELP FILL THEIR SHALLOW WELL. THEY ESTIMATE NEEDING AT LEAST TWO FEET OF WATER., ONE SOLUTION LAFLAMME AND FISCHER ARE CONSIDERING IS DRILLING AN ARTESIAN WELL THAT WOULD COST AN ESTIMATED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. WHILE THERE IS SOME VERY LIMITED TOWN WATER IN HAMPDEN, MOST RESIDENTS DEPEND ON WELLS. IN THE TOWN OF HAMPDEN, SY BECKER 22NEWS

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