Well drilling project in Alliston comes up short, may impact town’s ability to service growth
Town was hoping site would provide additional 1,640 cubic metres of water per day
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A test well drilling project to find an additional water supply in New Tecumseth to meet future growth demands did not produce the results the town was hoping for.
The well was established more than 60 years ago and is not being used, but the town maintains it as a reserve well.
While the town was anticipating that the pilot holes would yield between 12.6 and 19 litres per second, the holes only produced 7.5 litres and 3.9 litres per second.
Given the poor results, it was recommended that a new production well not be built at the site.
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