Letter: Industry is taking our groundwater

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Some time in July, my well stopped pumping water.

I tried everything possible, only to find out the water table in the Baton Rouge area has been dropping fast. To fix this I had to add 20 feet to the suction tube of my pump.

We are losing our ground water. The only way to prevent this from happening is to force the abusers (industry) from taking advantage of the public’s water! The moral to this story is, common sense does not work on industry.

Jim Welsh, commissioner of conservation, you must force through legislation and laws. Industry will not police itself! They never have and never will!

Hey, that was one hell of a study! Now do your job, Jim!

W. Piper

retired millwright

Gonzales