Wells drying up across southern Maine

Wells drying up across southern Maine


ON IS IN STANDISH WITH MORE. KATI THE HOMEOWNER HERE IN STANDI HAS RECALLED A POINT WELL. THE WATER LEVEL IS ABOUT TO TO 3- — THREE FEET DEEP. RECENTLY, IT BECAME CLOGGED, PREVENTING ANY WATER FROM GETTING INSIDE. X ->>I AM HOPING WE DON’T HAVE ANY MORE DROUGHT. TRAC HE HAS NOT HAD WATER SINCE SATURDAY. THE REASON BEHIND THAT MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE DRY CONDITIONS WE HAVE SEEN ALL SUMMER LONG. A LOT OF SHOWER WELLS AND DUG WELLS. THEY HAVE LASTED THE PAST 20-25 YEARS NOW WE ARE SEEING THEM GO DRY. KATIE: THEY ARE KEEPING BUSY THIS SUMMER TO GET WATER RUNNING TEMPORARILY.>>THEY PUT IN A FOOT VALVE AS A TEMPORARY MEASURE. KATIE: IN A TOWN THAT RELIES ON WELL WATER. IT IS JUST A BACKUP AT PINE ROUTE FARM. IN FACT, H CROPS BENEFIT FROM A DRY SPELL.>>IT CONTROLS WEEDS ASIER. KATI A MAN-MADE FARM PUMPS INTO THE — MAN-MADE GOES INTO THE FARMS IRRIGATI SETS — SYSTEM. NOT EVERYONE HAS A MAN-MADE POND. HE HAS HAD TO IMPOSE HIS OWN PERSONAL WATERING RESTRICTIONS. THEY TOLD ME, DON’T TRY TO HANDLE EVERYTHING AT ONCE. KATI THE TEMPORARY FIX ON THIS WELL SHOULD LAST MAYBE A YEAR OR MORE. HE SAYS HE PLANS TO GET IT REPLACED.

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