Here is a letter written to Global Winds concerning possible disruption of
Our water supplies in Prattsburg.
Dear Mr. Bachmayer,
We are in receipt of your e-mail describing a geotech survey, that
apparently you will be doing for the Breton site directly adjacent to
our land. You might want to find out from your geologist in charge what
he thinks the likelihood would be of these enormous surface area
foundations to disrupt or contaminate the many relatively shallow water
wells that have these hills for their watersheds. In particular, our
well is virtually along the gradient of your proposed location, i.e.
uphill from our well.
Moreover, many wells even miles away show unmistakable reliance on
water from the peaks. For example, our well on Route 53 is artesian,
showing significant pressure from the higher elevations in the Burke
Baker Road regions. In addition, wells are quite fragile in this
area, either drying up periodically, or altogether. This is a very
serious matter. Who would be the legally responsible party, if indeed our
was affected, your company or the Bretons? We will definitely be
our water quality to see what effect the foundations have.
It certainly would be a nasty surprise if your project affected the
water supplies of the residents of Prattsburg. I would be quite
interested in the relative probabilities your geologist would put on
possibility of disrupting the water supply of this town. I am assuming
that this will be done for each proposed site? I'm quite sure that each
place will be different; for instance, I know of one parcel of land
where the well depth is only 8 feet. Clearly, wells of shallow depth
stand a much greater chance of being disrupted by these massive