(WICHITA, Kan.) — Nearly a dozen cities already have water restrictions in place, but the Kansas Water Office wants all communities to at least be prepared.
Memos are being emailed or mailed to cities and towns acknowledging whether they have a water conservation plan on file with the state, and urging them to create one if they don't.
The memo says, "While local conditions clearly vary, I urge everyone to conserve water where possible."
A "Drought Preparedness and Response" webpage has already been created to help communities if they need it.
The state has confirmed eleven cities and parts of the three counties are already restricting water usage - among them are Caldwell, Augusta, Mulvane, Goddard, Burns and Hesston.