Many local farms and families are running out of water. Despite occasional rain showers, low ground water levels have caused some wells to go dry. That's when places like Burner Well Drilling get a call.
Owner Gary Burner says there has been a steady decrease in groundwater, causing them to dig and re-dig wells deeper and deeper. It's a costly process. The price tag is usually in the thousands. And the problem could get even worse.
“We're certainly glad to have the recent showers we've had,” said Gary Burner of Burner Well Digging, Inc.
It has helped improve the situation for the shallower wells and springs, but with the continued drought conditions we've had for the last several years, it may persist for a while.
Burner says in emergency situations, they do provide tankers full of water for customers.