Democrats’ well bill seen as too stingy with water

From the Capital Press

A Senate committee heard complaints Monday that a Democratic plan to reopen rural Washington to new wells would leave landowners high and dry.

The proposal would cap withdrawals from new wells at 400 gallons a day, compared to the current 5,000-gallon limit. Some property owners told the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee that the lower lid would be insufficient for lawns, gardens and animals, a concern shared by the panel’s lead Republican, Moses Lake Sen. Judy Warnick.

“I would not want to build a house and having nothing around it but weeds,” she said after the hearing. Read the rest of the story here.