Arrowsic Wellhead Survey
Arrowsic Island households depend on groundwater stored in our bedrock for drinking water. Groundwater is the 10–20% of annual precipitation that does not run off the land or evaporate into the atmosphere. In 2016, Arrowsic and surrounding towns were determined by the State to be in Severe Drought Conditions. Because bedrock aquifers are not as well understood as sand aquifers, the Arrowsic Conservation Commission (ACC) is trying to understand Arrowsic’s groundwater resource. In an effort to understand what we can do to care for and conserve our groundwater in the event of future droughts, sea-level rise, or other changes, the ACC invites you to fill out the brief survey below (only one response per household, please).

The Commission thanks you for taking the time to help us understand a vital community resource. After the ACC collates and reviews the responses, we will report back to the Town. Again, thank you.

Did you notice a change in water quantity in the summer of 2016?
Did you notice a change in water quality in the summer of 2016?
If you noticed a change in water quality, please describe it.
Your answer
Did you change your typical water use last summer?
If you changed your water use, please describe how.
Your answer
If you know, please share your static depth. The Static depth is the height of the water table measured at the well head: from the ground down to the top of the water inside the well head.
Your answer
If you know, please share your recharge rate. The recharge rate is measured in gallons per minute and indicates how quickly the well head is filled back up after it is drained down.
Your answer
Do you use a rainwater catchment system on your property?
If you use a rainwater catchment system, please describe it.
Your answer
Does activity on a neighbor's property affect your water quality or quantity?
If a neighbor's activity affects your water, please describe how.
Your answer
If willing, please share your address, as this will help determine possible patterns in town.
Your answer
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