A resident in former Chatham Township whose well has been contaminated
with pump-clogging sediment since turbine construction began around his
property is now dealing with gasses bubbling up his well casing when he turns
his pump on.
Dave Lusk’s multi-generational farm had been providing clean, clear drinking water for many years. But not only does he now have to run his water through an expensive, multi-filter system which still clogs due to the volume of sediment coming up, he also worries about the gasses coming from his well that have caused two cap explosions due to build up that caused flooding in his basement.
The filtration system is one he had help with from former Water Wells First spokesperson Kevin Jakubec in building to filter black shale from his water down to an almost sterile water level. However, the volume of sediment and the fact the aquifer water is saturated with gases is causing difficulty when he turns on his well pump.
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