In this 2016 photo, Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah pose by the water well they paid to drill on their property near Bellingham, where they hoped to build a house. Their plans have been complicated by a state Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine if water is legally available in certain areas before they issue building permits. Legislation that would help solve the issue has been introduced this legislative session.
In this 2016 photo, Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah pose by the water well they paid to drill on their property near Bellingham, where they hoped to build a house. Their plans have been complicated by a state Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine if water is legally available in certain areas before they issue building permits. Legislation that would help solve the issue has been introduced this legislative session. Ted S. Warren AP
In this 2016 photo, Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah pose by the water well they paid to drill on their property near Bellingham, where they hoped to build a house. Their plans have been complicated by a state Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine if water is legally available in certain areas before they issue building permits. Legislation that would help solve the issue has been introduced this legislative session. Ted S. Warren AP

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