Because of recent drought conditions in Eastern Kansas, the Kansas River Water Assurance District No. 1 and the Kansas Water Office have requested the City of Lawrence to implement the water watch stage of our water conservation plan.

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The City of Lawrence receives water from the Kansas River through membership in the assurance district and from Clinton Reservoir through contracts with the Kansas Water Office. This is currently a voluntary measure. However restrictions or bans may be implemented as necessary.

The City of Lawrence encourages its customers to use water wisely. Customers can conserve water through reduction of indoor and outdoor water use including (but not limited to):

  • Reducing lawn irrigation by voluntary implementation of an alternate day (odd/even) schedule for outdoor watering
  • 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
  • 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
  • Repairing leaky toilets and faucets

Please check out this site for additional tips on how you can conserve water,

Your cooperation and help to conserve water is greatly appreciated.