(AUGUSTA, Kan.) — The hot and dry weather has two communities asking residents to consider water usage. The City of Augusta gets its water from El Dorado Lake, Augusta City Lake and Santa Fe Lake. But because of the current conditions, lake levels at Augusta City Lake and Santa Fe Lake are low.
"One of the things playing against us is the hot, windy days," said Augusta City Manager Bill Keefer. "People don't realize the magnitude of water that evaporates each and every day."
Augusta also supplies water to the City of Mulvane. Now both communities are asking residents to understand the situation and start to conserve.
"We hope to raise the awareness of the issue and hope residents are responsible," said Mulvane City Manger Kent Hixson.
While both communities say there's no reason to panic, they do hope residents consider conserving. If water restrictions are put in place, it would likely include using an odd/even day of lawn watering.