Indiana wells dry up in summer heat
STATE LINE, Ind. — Some families in a small Indiana border town are out of water.
Those living in State Line, located right along the Illinois-Indiana border, are running out of water.
Two families say their wells have dried up and other residents are worried they are next.
The village president thinks a nearby farm may be to blame. He says it just installed its new irrigation system last week.
"We know they're probably just firing up the sprinklers to adjust them," said Greg Robison. "It's a concern when they they're just testing and we're already having problems. What happens if they really need to use the water?"
Indiana's water rights law says people are supposed to share available water.
If a DNR investigation proves someone is using more than the others, they may have to pay to replenish it.