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The Water Witcher

Prior to 1958, there were no municipal water works or sanitary sewer systems in the Village of Newcastle. Water came from individual dug or drilled wells and sewage disposal was by septic tanks. From 1954-1958 there were 43 new wells dug in the village. They were usually 45-50 feet deep. Mobile tankers were used for fire protection. They would draw water from creeks, the lake, wells or underground storage reservoirs.

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