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July 31, 2012MO |  By: Grady

Water drilling gouging

Missouri's Attorney General is investigating reports of price gouging of water well drillings in northwest Missouri.

On July 23rd Governor Jay Nixon declared Missouri in a state of emergency- providing seven million dollars from the state soil and water reserve fund. Koster is reminding businesses and consumers that price gouging in a declared disaster is illegal under Missouri law. Koster tells KXCV news that everyone is in this drought together.

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Koster urges anyone who suspects price gouging in any service or product related to the drought to contact his Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-392-8222 or to file a consumer complaint online at "www.ago.mo.gov."