By Elizabeth Matthews
Wildwood, MO (KSDK) - The drought is taking aim at some personal water supplies.
If you have a well, you know that water levels are way down. Residents all over the St. Louis Metro area with wells are suffering, especially in Wildwood, Missouri.
The director of the city's Department of Planning says half of Wildwood residents are on wells and he's heard of two wells going dry.
Wells are normally hundreds of feet deep. Mary Anthonis has one that is more than 400 feet deep, but now she's running into pressure issues when it comes to getting water to her barn and her two horses.
She's afraid that they are at the bottom of their supply.
A city official says they've been monitoring the ground water level and right now it's 50 feet below what it normally is.
Anthonis says all of her neighbors who have wells and are running into issues.
"One neighbor called another and she called me today because she knows I'm always asking about the well, we are always worried about our wells we talk to each other about our wells," said Anthonis." She called me and said her neighbor's has stopped completely, she turned it on, it's on but it will go to a dribble."
So, whether you are fixing your well, digging it deeper, or bringing in more water, it will cost you.