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Old 10-09-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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Looks like Franklin county is keeping an eye on Kerr Lake water levels:

Sinking Kerr Lake Level Has Franklin Readying Restrictions :: WRAL.com
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Default Majority of Frankline county is on personal well water, won't affect too many people

Save yourself and invest in a $5K well.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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Save yourself and invest in a $5K well.
I agree that a lot of people in Franklin have wells, but I'm sure there are several new communitites in the county that are not and pull water from Kerr lake. Outside of daily evaporation, the water level of Kerr Lake isn't just going down on its own, people are pulling from it. And not everybody has $5K sitting around to get a well drilled. Besides, wells aren't some magic bullet as they can go dry too under severe conditions. Just beacuse you can't see where the water is coming from doesn't mean the supply is endless. This isn't a doom and gloom post, just an FYI that we should all try to conserve water regardless of whether you have a well or not.

The fact that a largley rural area like Franklin County is considering water restrictions is worth noting.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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If purchasing a house in Franklin County in the next 6 months....what would you recommend?
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Wells sound good, but if the water table drops won't the wells also go dry. I keep reading about people with dry well getting water from trucks in Charlotte area now. I remember the water tables dropping as much as 20 feet on the beaches last year and several regions shutting down wells due to them pulling salt water (Brunswick and New Hanover). I think the water will be a problem with or without a well.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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A lot of people in Franklin County are on well water but most of the new subdivisions being built in the southern part of the county near the Wake County line are on county water/sewer. This is where the bulk of the growth is occurring in Franklin County and these subdivisions get their water from Kerr Lake.

Franklin County is really turning into almost two separate counties within itself. You have all the new residential growth around the southern part of the county (concentrated near US-1 and 401) and then you have the older more rural communities near Louisburg, Franklinton, etc... Franklin County is also growing commercially right around it's southern border as well and it will have to because right now many of the people who live in the southern part of the county utilize the services and shopping found in Wake Forest and Wake County more so than they use Franklin County resources. If the hospital really moves to the location it wants to at Highway 96 and US-1 then I think you'll see a further widening between "new school" and "old school" Franklin County...
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