It’s amazing the lengths people will go in pursuit of the perfect lawn. With drought conditions reigning across much of the South and communities restricting water use, a resident in North Carolina took the extreme measure of drilling a new private well for the sole purpose of watering his lawn. The well cost $3,000 for homeowner Jorge Pericchi, but he said it was worth the expense. A local well driller states that his company has installed dozens of wells since the drought began. While state laws don’t normally restrict the use of private wells, some state officials are concerned the private well boom will draw down the water table for everyone. To curtail the activity, one town in North Carolina imposed a moratorium on the drilling of new wells. While we here at appreciate a green lawn, we wouldn’t want to have one at the expense of precious drinking water.

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