Little Rainfall Still A Problem For Residents



by Amanda Jones

Echo News Editor

Recent rains are likely to have saved the region from a drought declaration after lower-than-average late spring and early summer rainfall totals dropped water levels in local streams and aquifers.

EMA Deputy Director Laura Narby stated that her agency had not yet received word of any private wells having gone dry, and the Emporium Water Company has not yet asked customers to conserve. However, the Driftwood Borough recently issued a water rationing request to residents served by the borough’s public water system, but Narby believes that was related more to leaks in the system and less to the source, Nanty Run, having gone dry.


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