WILSON COUNTY, Tenn.- The dry weather has doubled the misery in one rural area. While the wells in southeastern Wilson County run close to dry toward the end of the summer, the problem has stared early this year.
In Statesville, just south of Watertown, residents are getting desperate for water. In the city residents get water from one of the county's water districts, but out of town citizens rely on well water.
Brittany Pack rents a house out in the country. Pack gets her water from a well that is close to running dry and each day she said she has to make a choice about how to use the water. She's been choosing to irrigate her garden instead of washing clothes. A local Laundromat takes care of the laundry.
Pack said she is one of the lucky ones. There are some people out in the country who are making trips into town to buy water. The water district is selling it to them out of this fire hydrant, the only one in town.