Phillipsville’s Well Ran Dry
On Tuesday, June 6th, customers of the Phillipsville Community Services District received texts alerting them to the need for “extreme emergency conservation” of their water. According to the alert, the district’s well stopped producing water Saturday the 3rd. On Monday the 5th, Watson Well Service determined the CSD well was dry. The District says it appears the ground shifted somewhere due to heavy winter rains and water no longer fills the aquifer their well penetrates.
Phillipsville CSD has two water sources. The primary source is the well on the flat west of the Avenue of the Giants. The secondary source is a spring uphill, east of the Avenue. Currently, the District is moving water from the spring to the township’s main tank for distribution throughout the district. The rate of flow from the spring has been increased beyond the spring’s treatment facility capacity so Phillipsville is on a boil water order as well.
Friday, June 9th, Phillipsville CSD posted a public notice announcing the need to boil water and saying they are “in the process of getting approval for funding to drill a 140 ft well…We are doing everything we can to get this new well and are hoping it will be pumping water into the tank by the end of next week.”