Indianapolis to Pay $15K to Fix Water Wells

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The city of Indianapolis will pay at least $15,000 to replace one home water well and lower pumps in three others because they're being sucked dry by an irrigation system at a park where crews are building cricket fields.
 
Chief city chief engineer Andy Lutz tells The Indianapolis Star that testing near the new Indianapolis World Sports Park on the city's far east side has linked its new wells and reduced levels in four neighboring homes' wells.
 
The costs represent the latest trouble for a $6 million project to equip the park with a premier cricket field and space for rugby, hurling and other sports popular overseas. City Council members have criticized Republican Mayor Greg Ballard for pushing the project while the city faces a $50 million budget deficit.