(AUGUSTA, Kan.) — A week after issuing a water emergency, Augusta puts in place mandatory restrictions on outdoor water usage.
The city will go around to residents this week, telling them whether they can water on odd or even days. The city will also provide information on what hours they can water.
The City Council made the decision after a meeting Monday night.
Original Story, July 5
It's worried about it for a year, and on Tuesday, Augusta declared the city to be in a water emergency.
Augusta uses El Dorado Lake as its main water supply but has two lakes of its own to supplement it.
Those lakes are at dangerously low levels and the pipeline from El Dorado is approaching its capacity on high usage days.