By KARI BLURTON
Mayor Kent Steward warned of a possible ban on watering this summer at Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting.
“Based on some of the comments I hear from people, I don’t think the public generally understands what a terrible situation we are in in terms of water,” Steward said.
Steward said “we are in our fourth year of a drought,” and if there is not any moisture this winter and spring the city would be facing a “total ban” on outdoor watering.
Steward said a ban would be the “last thing anyone would want” but to plan accordingly just in case and “pray for rain.”