Gas drilling infrastructure on the Wests’ ranch.
Bill: “The biggest loss we had was our wells. We got our water from artesian wells. And of course when they pumped all the water out for drilling, all our wells died. They took all the water, and put it down the creeks, down the rivers, and we lost it. We still have some water, but we have to pump it out from way below.”
Marge: “It’s quite expensive.”
Bill: “They all go dry much quicker, and so we have to use several wells to pump enough water for livestock.”
Bill & Marge West