Wells running dry

Wells running dry


VERY GOOD NEWS, IS ENCOURAGING THAT THE SIGN THAT THE RAINY SEASON IS COMING. BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RAIN WE HAVE HAD, SOME FAMILIES WHO DEPEND ON WELLS HARDLY HAVE ANY WATER TO DRINK. ONE NEIGHBORHOOD IN SARASOTA COUNTY IS TURNING TO US TO HELP FIND A SOLUTION. 8 ON YOUR SIDE COREY DAVIS IS JOINING US LIVE FROM THE TWIN LAKES SUBDIVISION. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN A PROBLEM? Reporter: FOR ONE MAN WHO LIVES NEXT DOOR HE SAYS HIS WELL WATER HAS BEEN TRICKLING ON AND OFF FOR A WEEK NOW. IMAGINE NOT HAVING WATER TO ACCESS TO FLUSHER TOILETS OR SHOWER WITH. WITH HARDLY ANY RUNNING WATER DON SEYMOUR — DAWN SEA MAR IS HAVING TO GET CREATIVE. THE WELL WATER HAS BEEN DRY SINCE THURSDAY NIGHT. ALMOST 15 YEARS AND I’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS. Reporter: IT HAPPENED FOR MANY PEOPLE IN THE TWIN LAKES SUBDIVISION. THIS IS NOT A ROLE AREA, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DEPEND ON WELLS AS HER MAIN SOURCE OF WATER. WITH THAT — WITHOUT IT THEY ARE SCRAMBLING. IT IS LIKE A 32nd SHOWER. YOU CAN’T FLUSH A TOILET OR WASH CLOTHES. Reporter: IT IS EXTRA HARD FOR HER HAVING A TEENAGE SON AND A NEWBORN BABY. SHE IS DOING THINGS THE OLD FASHION WAY WHILE GETTING HELP FROM FAMILIES AND NEIGHBORS. THIS MAN LIVES NEXT DOOR AND RAN A WATER HOSE FROM HIS WELL TO HELP HER. HE IS LOW ON WATER TOO. WE HAVE FIVE KIDS. YOU HAVE A MINUTE FOR THAT WATER TO BE ON. Reporter: WE LOOKED INTO HER OPTIONS. SOME AREAS ARE ABLE TO GET CONNECTED TO THE COUNTY WATER SUPPLY IF THEY’RE CLOSE ENOUGH TO WATER LINES. IN MOST CASES NEXT DAY SERVICE TO GET PEOPLE CONNECTED SO THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE ANY LONGER THAN NECESSARY. Reporter: THAT COULD COST THE HOMEOWNER AROUND $5000. THAT ISN’T AN OPTION FOR HER. THE COUNTY SAYS THERE IS NO QUICK FIX. IT WILL REQUIRE A LARGE SCALE PROJECT TO CONNECT HER NEIGHBORHOOD. BACK LIVE HERE SEYMOUR IS ABOUT 180 FEET DEEP AND THE COUNTY SAYS SHE WILL EITHER HAVE TO HIRE A COMPANY TO DEEP IN THE WELL OR ADJUST THE PUMP THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT. ANYONE HAVING ISSUES OUT THERE SHOULD CALL THE COUNTY AT 941- 861-5000. WITH SUCH DRY WEATHER ARE THERE WATER IS — RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE? Reporter: THERE ACTUALLY IS A WATER RESTRICTION. A LOT OF PEOPLE USE WILL WATER TO WATER THE LINES — THE LAWNS AND THE COUNTY SAYS THEY ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO DO THAT ONE-DAY-

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