In the first week of July, the Hays Police Department has already had more water violations than the entire month of June. Since the watering restrictions went into effect on June 1, there have been 69 water violations and 36 of those so far this month, according to the Hays Police Department Daily Activity Report.
Assistant Chief of Police Brian Dawson told Hays Post that residents have done a good job reporting water violations, “We encourage the public to contact police dispatch at (785) 625-1011 if they see someone watering between the hours of noon-7 or any water waste. Just tell dispatch that you think you’ve observed a water violation. We have officers out patrolling and they will go check it out.”
Restrictions on watering continue until September 30. A first time offense is a warning. Second offense is $50. Third time is $200. Fourth is $250. A fifth time offense and up will cost $300.