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Well drilling project in Alliston comes up short, may impact town’s ability to service growth

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Mar 19th, 2023
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Town was hoping site would provide additional 1,640 cubic metres of water per day
Photo “Drilling a Water Well” by andyarthur is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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 project, which was completed last July at the Hillcrest Well site in Alliston, saw two pilot holes drilled in 2021 at the property located on George Street in the northwest end of the community.

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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