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Jack Lagana, left, of Yellow Jacket Drilling Services, and Forrest Switzer, of Tetra Tek, discuss how long the improvements for this well along Payson Parkway will continue before moving to Phase Three.

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Testing proves water table recharge works

Town retrofits Payson Parkway Well to store Blue Ridge water underground

Whew. It works. The first phase of an $800,000 effort to modify three wells so Payson can store Blue Ridge Reservoir water underground has paid off, putting the worst fears of the town’s water engineers to rest. Work crews have discovered they can efficiently inject water back into the town’s once-plunging underground water table after enlarging the bore hole and putting new casings on a 700-foot-deep well alongside Payson Parkway, said Town Hydrologist Mike Plough.

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