Drought Dries Up Wells in Rock Springs, S.C. The nation's drought is hitting South Carolina hard. And the community of Rock Springs — despite its name — is running dry. The low- to middle-income community has about 100 homes that rely on well water — and there's precious little of that.
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Drought Dries Up Wells in Rock Springs, S.C.

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Drought Dries Up Wells in Rock Springs, S.C.

Drought Dries Up Wells in Rock Springs, S.C.

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The nation's drought is hitting South Carolina hard. And the community of Rock Springs — despite its name — is running dry.

It's a low- to middle-income community, with about 100 homes that rely on well water — and there's precious little of that.

Some wells that do have water also have bacteria. And the closest water pipes will cost more than $500,000 to connect to.

Rock Springs water committee member and retiree Alvin Wylie talks with Melissa Block.