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Rain hasn’t resolved Sparta’s woes

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Just as it did not take a couple of weeks of overuse of the Sparta sands to put us at risk of losing this most valuable of assets, so to will two weeks of heavy rain not refill those sands.

We took for granted the pristine source of our drinking water for years, casually wasting the precious nectar as if there were an unlimited supply. We didn’t stop to think that at one time the Sparta Aquifer actually was above ground in this area, but now you have to drill — deeply — to find it.

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