Heat Maybe Drying Up Wells
TROY, MO. (KPLR) – The current drought has many wondering how their water supply wells are holding up. The first signs many will see if their well is running dry. The City of Troy, Missouri pumped close to a one day record amount of water Thursday, but the their water supply wells are still far from running dry.
But the water levels in many wells around the state are lower than they should be for this time of year.
Danny Flynn of Flynn Drilling Company in Troy, Missouri said he is not worried about the lowering water levels in wells across the state of Missouri, even if they are lower than they usually are this time in June.
He said the levels are not low enough to cause any panic because in most cases the wells are dug deep enough to maintain through dry spells.
The only areas of concern are the rural areas attempting to irrigate crops, and the communities that rely on older constructed wells that were not built to handle this kind of drought.
Both instances are common fixes for well drilling companies in the summertime and many people can tell right away when their water supply wells are running low.
Danny Flynn said that all it takes is one or two good rains to recharge any kind of water supply well.
And as always, the key to avoiding future problems is to always be conserving your water usage, and not be wasteful.