Drought forces Midwest firm to ponder drier future - Article Photos 1/5

In this Sept. 12, 2012 photo, Jay Billingsley, co-owner of Billingsley Service Center & Towing, talks about drought-related water restrictions and his business in Decatur, Ill. The company installed a mammoth water tank at its car wash and hauled in $2,000 worth of water a week to stay open, Billingsley said. But efforts to talk to the city about easing its restrictions were fruitless, he said, even though the car wash consumes a fraction of what the big companies drink. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)