Duffield Collapsed Wells Declared Emergency

In nearby Scott County, officials have declared an emergency due to lack of water in Duffield. These collapsed wells have impacted half a dozen homes according to Jeff Brickey, Scott County’s Emergency Management Coordinator, who referred to it as a “humanitarian and public health crisis.” Brickey went on to add that they’ve been in contact with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy about investigating, but to date, no one has been able to determine the cause of the well running dry.
This lack of water issue, began last November, but according to Brickey, they’ve delivered bottled water every couple of weeks or have made it available for pick up. In addition, the Duffield Fire Department has also been able to haul water to a water collection tank on a weekly or semi-weekly basis.
Area resident, Wanda Rogers claimed, that “You get up one morning, you’ve had all the water you needed to shower, wash dishes, do whatever you needed. You get up one morning and turn your faucet on, and there’s nothing there and you think well it’s temporary. But we’re nearly nine months in and you know its not temporary.”

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