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New Residential Well Raises Concerns For Hamilton Town Council

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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:00 pm | Updated: 11:41 am, Fri Aug 16, 2013.

Hamilton Mayor Greg Wilmoth reported to the Town Council April 8 that he had written to Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) and members of the Board of Supervisors noting the town’s concerns over the location of a private well about 200 feet from the town’s Well 14, located in the Stone Eden subdivision south of town.

The letter followed discussion in council during its March meeting, with members alarmed by the proximity of the private well to the town’s well, particularly because the county government had expressed apprehension about the effect of the town’s well on neighboring wells in the subdivision, eventually requiring the town to conduct comprehensive monitoring studies and draw up a mitigation plan.

In his April 4 letter, Wilmoth noted the town was concerned the new private well could impact other private wells, or, worse, the town well.

“The private wells do not have any limits on the amount of water they can pump nor is the volume of pumped water calculated,” Wilmoth wrote, noting, in contrast, Well 14 has limits imposed on its use by the county and is subject to daily monitoring.

Saying the town is concerned about possible contamination and the impact on the town’s well, Wilmoth suggested the new well should fall under similar monitoring. Considering the long history between the town and county over Well 14, the town at least should have been consulted or notified, Wilmoth said.

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  • Lou Skünt posted at 8:44 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Lou Skünt Posts: 1

    The mayor must be bored.

  • Betty Felterbusch posted at 8:38 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Betty Felterbusch Posts: 3

    Maybe they can pump water from the Beacon Hillbilly community.

  • Catherine posted at 4:05 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Catherine Posts: 63

    Waterford does not have water, potable anyway. Too much sewage contamination and oil/fuel leaks. Some guy told me the reason people in Waterford are the way they are is because "they have been drinking their own sewage for too long".

  • Betty Felterbusch posted at 9:52 am on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Betty Felterbusch Posts: 3

    Just think of Baby Jessica.

  • Betty Felterbusch posted at 9:50 am on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Betty Felterbusch Posts: 3

    Can't stand them rich Hamilton folks or their water. Can't they truck in their own water from Waterford? A lot of nerve of them digging their well with so many alternatives. We need to make up a new law to prevent what these people do on their property. I am also going to spearhead a protest... who's in?