GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTNH)– Right now at Glasgo Pond in Griswold you can see all the shells and muscles which are usually totally covered by water.
The folks who live near the pond say drawing it down takes away their waterfront property but their bigger concern is that it has also taken away the water which usually flows inside their houses.
After turning on the faucet for us resident Randy Bronson says, “the pressure holds for now but there’s only.. normally I have six feet of water that’s in my well and right now I have 15 inches.”
The water in his well and others on Glasgo Pond are drying up after the state drew down the pond in preparation for repairs to the 146 year old dam before it fails and causes a flood of destruction.
Bronson says, “we fully, all of us fully understand that that needs to be done there is just a better way to do it I think.” Bronson says he and his neighbors were only given two weeks notice leaving them high and dry with no time to prepare.
“Water for drinking, showering, my brother he had to take our laundry to his house to do it and did our laundry for us. Beyond an inconvenience, it’s probably not safe or sanitary,” says Bronson.
Since the $3 million project will last a year starting next spring he’s hoping the state can help residents with shallow wells get low interest loans to dig deeper.
The state sent News 8 information stating it does “not have a funding mechanism to provide water for the owners..” We have learned residents and the state may soon be meeting again.
Bronson says up until now the state has said this is not the state’s problem this is the residents’ problem. He continues, “this isn’t a problem for the state. It’s like taxpayers it’s not a problem when you take our water away?”