Pingree Grove imposes watering ban due to broken well

July 31, 2012 (PINGREE GROVE, Ill.)

Pingree Grove officials have announced that outdoor water use will be banned until further notice because lightning knocked out one of the village's wells during recent storms.

The village still has one operational well. The current drought has increased demand for water. So officials want to make sure that the village's sole working well doesn't become overworked.

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