Why don't you just get bigger pumps or better equipment?

There are two reasons. First, each well is specifically designed at construction for a distinct range of withdrawal, based upon the size of the well itself and the aquifer formation it is sited in. Substantially bigger pumps would not fit within the well casing. Also, “better” equipment, if it were to withdraw water beyond a critical threshold amount, could permanently damage the well formation. 

Second, higher withdrawals from wells would require a permit from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and the agency has clearly stated they would not support increased withdrawals because of the stress on the aquatic habitat in the area due to drinking water withdrawals.  

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1. Why does North Kingstown restrict lawn watering during the summer months?
2. How does the new sprinkler ordinance work?
3. What about vegetable and flower gardens?
4. Are there still odd / even watering restrictions in June?
5. If I put in a new lawn this summer, can I water more frequently?
6. Why don't you just get bigger pumps or better equipment?
7. Why haven't you drilled more wells?