In September the parents of the daycare center received a call from stating that the center was closing early that day because their water well had stopped working. Rex had been drilling from the pad. The 4th and final wellbore passed directly under the daycare center.
The building where the center was located was leased by the operator of the center, Lifesteps (http://www.lifesteps.net/). The lander owner is Penn Acadia Resources LLC (http://www.dandb.com/businessdirectory/pennacadiaresourcesllc-renfrew-pa-34984734.html). No one at the center or at Lifestep's main office knew anything about the gas lease nor did they know about the drilling or the frack pond.
A parent informed the center of his concerns. On Oct. 10th a letter was sent to the other parents regarding the drilling. A few weeks later the center announced that it was closing at the end of 2012 because of lack of enrollment.
Photo by: Bob Donnan