Water wells are going dry in Easton

Published 09/03 2014 06:58PM

Updated 09/03 2014 07:01PM

"Closed due to water problems " is what you see as you drive down South Elm in Easton.

"It's really sad to see this town dying down," said Kayla Trevino

Kayla Trevino grew up in Easton and says businesses are closing one after another. Restaurants posting signs because there's not enough water wells are going dry.

Country Café and Extreme Pizza is closed. Trevino says Easton is feeling the pinch. "The farms are the soul of this town and they're having a really hard time it's just killing everything."
She says South Elm was the place to be, "Now there's nothing here, "said Trevino.

Lisa Bischel works at Washington Union High School and says the water issue is affecting the entire town. "We're having issues with homes not selling here we are trying to clean up the school to make it look good for the community and we have nowhere to eat."

Bischel says right now the school has water, but doesn't know if it will last. She wants to know where the water is going. We contacted Fresno County supervisors and the Public Health Department and they didn't respond to our calls.

Until then businesses and residents will wait for answers. 

The Board of Directors of the Easton Community Services District is holding a public meeting Monday evening, Sept. 8, it will be at the Washington Colony school cafeteria:130 East Lincoln Ave. at 7 PM.

At the meeting they will be discussing a water study and encourage the community to attend and hopefully we will not see any more of the closed for business signs in Easton.

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