Denair Community Services District keeping an eye on situation

local@modbee.comJune 14, 2013 

— A critical shortage of groundwater on the outskirts of town should not affect about 2,000 families and businesses served by Denair's water system.

Customers of the Denair Community Services District rely on four wells from 300 to 600 feet deep, while private ranchette wells often run less than 100 feet and are much more susceptible to being drained by competing commercial wells.

General Manager Gaylon Wade is keeping a close eye on the situation, however, because the water table is "9 feet lower than it's ever been in August, and this is only June. But our wells go down deep enough that we'll survive," he said.

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