Wells running dry, limiting access to drinking water in Sarasota County
Wells running dry, limiting access to drinking water in Sarasota County.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA)- The lack of rain has left some families who depend on wells with hardly any water to drink.
“Almost 15 years, I’ve never experienced this,” Seymour said.
It isn’t a rural area, but many people depend on wells as their main source of water and without it, they’re scrambling.
Stolzfus lives next door and ran a water hose from his well to help Seymour, but he’s low on water too.
People in some areas are able to get connected to the county water supply if they’re close enough to water lines.
“In most cases, next day service to get people connected so they don’t have to deal with the issue any longer than necessary,” Public Utility Manager David Cash said.
It isn’t an option for Seymour.
Some residents in Sarasota County use well water to water their lawns and Cash said there is a water restriction in place.
Cash said it limits water use for lawns to one day a week on either Tuesday or Thursday depending on the resident’s address.