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Wells Running Dry with Drought

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NEAR EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Well-drilling companies are booked out for months because drought conditions are causing problems among clients.

Gary Newman says he doesn’t even advertise and his phone is ringing like crazy with customers in need of water. This is because there was not enough snowpack to recharge the underground cracks and aquifers feeding local wells.

Some have to drill deeper, and others drill new wells on their property to get enough water. With well drilling, it’s not a guaranteed solution.

And if that isn’t an affordable option, others are left with the inconvenience of hauling water to their homes.

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  1. RidgeRunner says:

    It’s been a few years since I had a well drilled.
    What’s the going rate now, per drilled foot for a water well?

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