Tulare County approves well project for East Porterville

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VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to build a new well in the city of Porterville to provide relief to a community devastated by the drought. The state of California has agreed to pay for most of it and a grant might pick up the rest, but if it doesn't the county will have to pay.

The city of Porterville has been providing water for tanks in east Porterville to help people through the drought. Not everyone is on board with the plan, it's meant to be a short term solution.

A majority of the wells in east Porterville have gone dry. The county has worked to get people tanks for their homes. A permanent solution to connect all the homes to the city's water system would cost at least $30,000,000.

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