New wells could soon face higher price tags and mandated meters after a unanimous vote by the Madera County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Over the last two fiscal years, both domestic and agricultural well permits have increased within the county, environmental health director Jill Yeager said.
In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, there were 91 domestic and 298 agricultural well permits total, Yeager said. Those numbers increased to 117 and 371 respectively in the first 10 months of the 2013-2014 year alone.
Those permits include new wells, deepened existing wells, and well replacements...