City of Hays officials Tuesday morning cautioned residents to step up conservation efforts as a “water watch” was announced.
Hot and dry conditions triggered the water watch, which is the first level of alert in the city of Hays’ water operations plan. A water watch means conditions in the city’s well fields have deteriorated to watch levels and peak daily consumption is at an abnormally high level.
“There’s hope that through voluntary restrictions and reductions we can stabilize well field levels and lower peak daily demand,” City Manager Toby Dougherty said at a Tuesday morning press briefing.
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