Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:57 PM
white cloud (2,218 posts)
County Health Department. Dry weather could impact wells – Water testing is encouraged.
Especiality if you are in one of the shale oil areas.
Dry weather could impact wells
Water testing is encouraged
By Travis Morse The Journal-Standard Posted Jul 05, 2012
Ed Specht, director of environmental health for the Stephenson County Health Department, looks over a well at Friends Forever Humane Society.
Freeport, Ill. —By Travis Morse The Journal-Standard Posted Jul 05, 2012
Local health officials are urging rural Stephenson County residents to have their wells tested if they notice any difference in their drinking water’s taste or clarity.
With the hot, dry weather this summer, experts worry that the lack of precipitation could impact water quality for area wells, said Ed Specht, director of environmental health for the Stephenson County Health Department.
Precipitation serves to replenish a well’s water supply and when there is less water in the ground near a well, then the well’s pump will pull water from sources farther away, Specht said. In situations like that, there is more of a risk of well water contamination, he said.
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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:24 PM
sonias (18,063 posts)
1. Texas is not only going through one of the worst droughts ever
Your well water is not safe from fracking either.
By the time that people finally wake up to the real cost of fracking - drinking water contamination, it's going to be too late. The companies that came in, fracked, and pulled out the gas for a profit will be long gone. There will be no company to own up to what they did. They're laughing all the way to the bank - and then quickly getting the hell out of town.
If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority. -Barbara Jordan
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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 01:13 PM
white cloud (2,218 posts)
2. Afraid you exactly right.
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On top of the Fracking, is the increase volume of contaminated flow back salt water generated and its injected back into well of questionable integrity.
Sure wish they would reuse the contaminated salt water they create when they frack instead of new fresh water out of our aquifers.
Caprock water tables dropped around 3 foot this year.
Lake Meredith is dry and that supplies most of Caprock city's water