Is there anyone out there listening?

| 30 May 2021 | 01:31

    Hello. Is there anyone out there listening?

    The DEC?

    The State of NY?

    Gov. Cuomo? Orange County?

    The Village or Town of Woodbury?

    Apparently not. KJ has received permission for another well drilling in Woodbury to provide more water for their uncontrolled growth.

    Not your problem because when you turn on the faucet and water comes out and if it doesn’t you can complain to any or all of the above.


    Those of us on personal wells do not enjoy that luxury. We are on our own.

    My personal well is 400 feet deep, which is approximately down to the depth of Route 32 and the elevation of KJ’s new well.

    When I turn on the faucet and nothing comes out, who is there for me?

    Wake up out there. Water, we were taught, is supposed to be a renewable resource, but not when we put extra ordinary demands upon it.

    Who will be there for me? The plumber? Nice guy, but can’t help.

    The well drilling company? Been there, done that.

    Multiple thousands of dollars to enter the water lottery to drill a new well, hoping to find a different water source? Have considered that.

    Will KJ run me a link to its ever-expanding sources?

    Not too hopeful about that, either.

    Joyce V. Holloway