WILLCOX — Last year, Cochise County Supervisor Peggy Judd, with the support of her fellow supervisors Tom Borer and Ann English, began a series of workshops on the problems and concerns residents in her district were having with dwindling water supplies in the Willcox Basin.

Many residents in the northeastern part of the county are experiencing problems with their wells going dry and having to dig deeper wells. While some people were able to take on the high cost of digging deeper wells, there were many who could not. Fingers were pointed at the growing industrial agriculture industry, which has drilled wells to 1,000 or 2,000 feet, as a source of the problem.

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