Water Festival scheduled for Thursday in Ellis (VIDEO)

water conservationBy BECKY KISER
Hays Post

ELLIS — The city of Ellis has banned all outdoor watering as it looks for additional water supplies.  To educate residents how to better conserve water, the city will host a Water Festival Thursday at Ellis High School.

Fort Hays State University Leadership Studies student Valerie Ramage is one of the organizers:

The Ellis Water Festival also will include rain barrels. The free event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

To register for the rain barrel event, contact Kansas State University Research and Extension watershed specialist Stacie Minson at (785) 769-3297 or sedgett@ksu.edu. For more information about the Water Festival, call the Ellis City Clerk’s office at (785) 726-4812.