- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

BOWIE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities went door-to-door Friday to assist residents in the southern Arizona community of Bowie after two wells that supply water to about 500 people were temporarily shut down.

Dan O’Neal, chairman of the Bowie Water Improvement District, says pumps within the wells stopped sucking in water once the water level had fallen below the level of the pumps.

O’Neal says workers will now lower the pumps deeper into the wells so they can reach water and service can be restored.

Water service is expected to resume early Saturday.

O’Neal says the wells haven’t run dry.

He didn’t know what caused the water levels to drop.

Authorities handed out bottled water and checked up on elderly and special-needs residents to make sure they’re safe.

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