Water Conservation

The township sprung (no pun intended) a new ordinance on us: We have to prove that drawing down our well will not affect any other wells within a quarter-mile. Well, a quick look at the map shows that there are no wells within a quarter-mile of us, but somehow that doesn’t matter – we still have to draw down our well!

Normally this is done by just turning on the pump and spilling a few hundred gallons of water (ironic that this ordinance was passed to conserve water, isn’t it?) and then checking the nearby wells. Well, since there are no wells to check, they had to find some other method of determining if we would hypothetically affect them. A year ago I would have fought this kind of useless bureaucracy, but today I’m thinking it’s only $300 and just writing it off as a nuisance.