STATE LINE CITY, Ind. (WLFI) - State Line City in Warren County is still having problems with water nearly two months after the first well went dry.
"It's been hard on people because you can't do laundry, you can't cook any food, do dishes, take showers. It's been very frustrating for people," resident Marla Gudgel said.
"Low pressure then good pressure and I think it kind of depends on the farmer has his irrigation turned on," resident Ruth Miller said about some of the problems the town has been having.
It's a story heard before in Benton County. Nearly two dozen wells dried up in Templeton due to a nearby agricultural irrigation system.
"Because of these new irrigation systems, again this is the first year that some of these have been operating and with the water level decline we have well failures and those are being corrected," DNR Division of Water rights and use section head Mark Basch said. "Under the Water Rights Law liability is being taken care of."
Basch said it's almost identical to what's happening 40 miles away in Templeton.
"We have had probably a similar amount in Warren County as we have in Benton County," Basch said. "I would guess we're probably looking at, here around the State Line City area, maybe around like 20 or so well."
Miller has water, but a crew is coming to make sure she's not in danger of losing it.
"I am going to have them check it," Miller said. "The well people will come out. They will pull the ring off of my pump and see what level my water is."
The small town held a meeting last week with the farmer, Keith Wright, they said is responsible. They said he has taken full responsibility and paid for all wells to be upgraded.
"Mr. Wright has stepped up. He has really taken care of people," Grudgel said.
"He has stepped up and he is taking care of everybody and I admire him greatly for that," Miller said.
As of now, only one home in State Line City is without water.
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