Expert gives tips for homeowners with wells during drought
Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE - The extremely dry conditions in southeast Wisconsin are causing major concerns for people who rely on wells for their water.
Many private wells are drying up around southeast Wisconsin because there's been no rain to keep them filled. Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Mr. Fix-It, Tom Feiza, says people who rely on those wells for water should be worried.
"You really want to limit your water use. If you need to water plant materials, make sure you're very accurate about it. Don't waste any water, and just don't water grass," said Feiza.
"Get a low-flow waterhead. Do your laundry in big loads, those kinds of things."
He says there's not much you can do that is cost effective besides conserving every drop you can until the rain returns.
Feiza also explained that you can dig a deeper well, but that can be very expensive.