Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
Here in fla near me the water co sold water rights to a bottled water company for 50.00 they said by law they had too. The bottler was pulling 2 million gallons a week out of the aquifer then suddenly sink holes increased dramatically.

Sink holes are created when the aquifer water table drops and leaves a gap between the sandy soil above to the water. Whole buildings get sucked into sink holes.
Damn, I had no idea about the bottled water thing. Which bottler?

And yeah, that's the same reason wells collapse around here but the water table is so far down sinkholes are very rare.