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Wash owner installed water tank during drought

DECATUR, IL — A multi-profit business had to haul in water so it could continue carwash operations.

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DECATUR, IL — A multi-profit business installed a mammoth tank so it could haul in water and continue the operation of its carwash during last summer’s drought, the Charlotte Observer reported.

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The Nov. 15 story stated that the business was hauling in $2,000 worth of water a week to stay open during the restrictions. Efforts made to talk to the city about easing the restrictions were fruitless.

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Co-owner Jay Billingsley pointed out that the carwash consumed a fraction of what many big companies use. “I understand (carwashes are) not a necessity to live,” Billingsley said in the story, “but at the same point, the same time, there are people that depend on this industry.”

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The city finally eased water restrictions on carwashes in late October after the area had some rainfall.

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