National Drought Mitigation Center

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Wells running dry in Addison County, Vermont
10/4/2018 6:54:26 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Society & Public Health
Water Supply & Quality
Addison County, VT

Start Date: 8/27/2018 - End Date: 10/4/2018
Wells ran dry in Ferrisburgh, Monkton and Starksboro as drought continued to affect Vermont. One woman from Ferrisburgh noted that her well went dry a month ago, sending dirty water into her new clothes washer. In August, a shallow well in Monkton went dry. The Ferrisburgh selectboard considered water shortage issues for town residents with private wells at an Oct. 2 meeting after officials received a few phone calls and emails. It was determined that the town did not have resources available to deal with the issue and that it was not an emergency. Addison County Independent (Vt.), Oct. 4, 2018