Many communities around Kansas have been fighting the drought – usually with water restrictions to preserve what little is available. With restrictions, water wells can slowly replenish. However, in southwest Kansas, the city of Sublette is fighting to keep its well functioning:
An aging infrastructure combined with lingering drought has a small southwest Kansas town struggling to keep its water supply intact.
Over the July 4th weekend, the town’s best well caved during one of several 100-degree days and another well was down because it needed a new engine. The town has two other wells.
The city has implemented water rationing and new water rates will go into effect Sept.1. The city also appointed a commission to study long-term needs.
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