Wells drying up in Wildwood

Wells drying up in Wildwood

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ASHLEY, IL - JULY 16: A weed grows through the dry earth at Marion Kujawa's pond which he uses to water the cattle on his farm on July 16, 2012 in Ashley, Illinois. Kujawa has been digging the pond deeper after it began to dry up during the current drought. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau the state is experiencing the sixth driest year on record. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 11:56 PM

WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- The drought is making water scarce in a rural area of western St. Louis County.
  
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that private wells for potable water supplies are drying up in part of Wildwood. City officials are getting calls from property owners with some saying the wells have outright stopped providing water.
  
Councilman Ron James says a Missouri Department of Conservation monitoring well shows that the water table is down about 60 feet since May.
  
The city is investigating possible suppliers of potable water so that it could refer homeowners to them.
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   Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
 

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