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By Rainier Billingsley

What would happen to the water table?

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

In regard to the March 21 Sentinel article, “KPUD project gets sudden notice”: I did the math on how many homes could be grid-interconnected with their own energy system from low impact solar energy. $2.5 billion would set up 100,000 homes with a $25,000 solar system. This is an average price for a sustainable residential system, offering the homeowner little or no monthly electric bill.

I have personal experience with dwindling water table supplies, and several of my friends have had to seriously deepen their wells in Klickitat County just to keep up with a lowering water table. I am sure that pumping millions of gallons from our water table would end the agriculture a...

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