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DEQ releases study results for low pH wells near Carlile

Investigation finds no confirmable links to Gillette water system


July 4, 2019

The Department of Environmental Quality has released the results of its investigation into a number of water wells in the vicinity of Carlile that suddenly ran dry or acidic in August, 2017. The study did not find any confirmable links between the well issues and the Gillette Madison Water Project, though it was unable to rule out the possibility that discharges from the Gillette wells contributed to the low pH values of the wells in Crook County.

The study investigated whether the construction and testing of Gillette’s city wells was the cause of reduced water levels in the wells near Ca...

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