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GCSD takes immediate action to replace well

Oct 27, 2015 12:03 am
Debby Mayer is reporting in the Columbia Paper the Germantown Board of Education unanimously approved spending up to $40,000 to drill a new well at the K-12 school, after the main well failed last month. The school has other wells, including two that that feed its water system. After the well failed on September 22, the state Education Department declared the situation an emergency on September 30. Claverack Pump Service started drilling the weekend of October 17. “The [Columbia County] Health Department, the architect, school staff and Claverack Pump all collaborated to find the place to drill,” said Superintendent Susan Brown. “Our fingers are crossed that it will be fine. With a well, it’s never over till it’s over.” Read the full story in the Columbia Paper.