LAWRENCE - The drought has prompted the city to issue a warning to use water wisely.
City Manager David Corliss says Lawrence has two sources for public water, the Kansas River and Clinton Lake, but the extreme heat and drought conditions should serve as a reminder to use the water wisely. "The State of Kansas has asked all water suppliers in the drought area to advise water customers to take voluntary measures to hopefully avoid mandatory actions in the future," says Corliss.
Here are the city's recommendations for water use:
• Using a soaker hose to water plants more efficiently;
• Only watering landscaping and lawns at night;
• Avoiding hosing down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, and driveways; and
• Limiting car washing at home or use commercial car washes that recycle water.
• Taking short showers;
• Only washing full loads of dishes and clothes;
• Shut off the faucet while brushing teeth; and
• Repairing leaky toilets and faucets.