few years ago our local water agency declared there were only
a few hundred private well owners (like us) and our number is
so small that we don't count. A local driller estimates there
are thousands and thousands of us, which doesn't go over too well
when mega-suburbs are being submitted for construction and need
lots of available water to get built. By 2004 several well owners
organized into a nonprofit so that we can take our place at the
table when future water use plans are crafted.
Our first president, Judy Reinsma, served well and faithfully
until last year when family duties required her full time attention,
so Bob stepped back in. Thanks to Jane's narrow escape from law
school, this is the third 501c3 we've founded.