If I am in an area that is susceptible to droughts, how do I drought-proof my drinking water well?

Drinking Water and Human Health, Drought Resources July 20, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

The only way to reduce the risk of your drinking water well going dry during a drought period is to get it deepened, especially if other local wells are pumping from the same water source. In addition, water conservation measures could reduce the likelihood of your well going dry.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.