CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in a Tennessee community are asking their water utility customers to conserve amid an ongoing drought.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( ) reports that Pikeville, Tennessee, mailed notices asking customers to cut back on water use.
Betty Renick, administrative assistant at Pikeville City Hall, says the request to cut back includes watering lawns, gardens and vehicles.
Mayor Phil Cagle says the Bledsoe County town gets its water mostly from wells, though there's a connection to Dayton and Dunlap as backup.
City officials are reopening an old well and considering drilling a new one to make sure supplies are ample. Cagle says state corrections officials have agreed to draw water temporarily for the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex from the old Taft water plant near the prison rather than from Pikeville.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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