I just went to the Elk Lake School Board meeting and requested making water test results from the school available for public view. They did have an item in their expense sheet this month for Benchmark Analytics Inc for post drilling water tests, costing $1186. They are sure the water is okay to drink. I encouraged them to monitor the water situation with vigilance, and told them what has been showing up in Carter Road water wells. Anne Teel, Dimock board member, is on provided water (water buffalo) due to drilling. Another member told me about his own concerns with drilling in Auburn Township. They said someone is calling in false reports to newspapers, and that they have had to repeatedly test the water. I know DEP and EPA have responded several times. It is too bad that the residents have to fund independent water testing, but it should be done, under the circumstances, considering the school’s two producing gas wells on the property and its proximity to Carter Road in Dimock. They made a point of each having water pitchers and glasses to drink from.
Gas Drilling in Dimock, Pa.
Elk Lake School Bd. Meeting