After driving to
I then drove along Woodbridge Road and up the hill to the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute doing a U turn at the boom gates. I made sure the hand brake was on when I stopped on the hillside to take a photograph of the magnificent view of the gently rolling cleared hills, unlike Putty’s cleared valleys surrounded by rocky hillsides covered in trees. It was only as I was getting back into the car that I noticed a well on the top of a nearby hill.
Driving down the hill I saw another four or five and decided wells are like weeds, once you get your eye in you see them everywhere, and I did from then on.
At Menangle I headed south along Menangle Road where I saw six wells in one kilometre, all on the right hand side of the road near a creek. All the wells are behind locked gates which are well signed.
I also travelled along a road where a gas pipe ran underneath. Following the line of the gas pipe a new mine looked as if it was about to be developed. The gas pipe line is underneath the strip of green grass.
3. Wells are inconspicuous but once you see one you see lots more
4. One well very close to a creek had two water tanks