(BUTLER COUNTY, Kan.0 — The cities of Augusta and Mulvane have both put mandatory water restrictions in place this week.
City leaders in Augusta approved water restrictions Monday and a day later, Mulvane followed. Mulvane leaders said that the city buys all their water from Augusta and due to the extreme heat and dry weather, two of Augusta’s lakes are drying up, limiting water for Mulvane.
Augusta officials 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.
Mulvane residents can water lawns on odd and even days only depending on their address. Properties with even addresses can water on Monday and Thursday. Properties with odd addresses can water Tuesday and Friday.
Mulvane residents are warned to water only from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. or 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. If property owners have water well, city officials say to place a sign in the yard saying “Water well”.
The mandatory ban restricts lawn water, all waste of water including permitting water to escape down a gutter, ditch or other surface drain or failure to repair a leak of water due to defective plumbing.
Officials warn the restrictions are in place until further notice and violation of the mandatory water restrictions can result in fines or disconnections.