Residents urged to limit water usage
Once again, Concordia's water supply will be decreased because of low flow on the Republican River. The city manager is suggesting that the city commission enable water use restrictions unless there is a voluntary decrease in water use.
"We're asking the community to limit water usage to one million gallons a day during the summer months,"City Manager Larry Uri said. "The daily water usage will be posted on the city's web site."
The City has been notified by the Division of Water Resources of the Kansas Department of Agriculture that two of its wells will be restricted by thirty-two percent of their normal use.
"Last year, we received a similar notice at the end of July," Uri said. "This year, we receive it a month earlier. We will still have a harder time stretching our supply from the two limited wells."
The first step on the City's emergency water plan is to issue a water watch notice that asks for voluntary water conservation.
"We are asking people to limit the amount of water they use for watering lawns, washing cars, and similar activities," Uri said.
The City will be asked to enable a water warning if voluntary conservation is not enough. This would allow the City to restrict lawn watering and other outdoor water use, and to consider increased charges for usage of water in excess of the amount used in the winter.
The City's water supply comes from five wells, with the total capacity to provide approximately 1,240,000 gallons of water per day. The two wells that have been restricted provide for more than one third of that water.
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