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As private wells dry up, rural water district use is on the rise

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

scottw@standard-democrat.com

MORLEY -- One of the top reasons people decline to hook up to their local rural water district -- already having good water from a private well -- has dried up for some area residents.

Not only does Scott County's rural water supply district offer customers clean, safe drinking water, but it has now demonstrated it can provide that water even during a severe drought.

"We've recently hooked up several people up whose wells went dry or are not currently producing water because the water tables are so low," said Tim McIntyre, manager of the Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4. "We've had several inquires and have hooked up several people recently -- somewhere between 10 and 15 people in the last month -- because their wells have gone dry. We just had another one sign up this week."

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