HESSTON — The city of Hesston plans to meet today to consider enacting watering restrictions.
A special meeting of the City Council at 5 p.m. will vote on a resolution that would require people whose house address ends in an odd number to water on odd-numbered days and for houses with addresses ending in an even number to water on even days.
If approved, the restrictions would take affect July 21.
Until then, city officials are asking residents to only water during the early morning hours or late in the evening to minimize evaporation loss. They also should adjust mowers to a higher setting to help hold soil moisture and shade root systems.
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Before watering, residents should check the root zone of their lawn or garden for moisture by using a spade or trowel. If it's still moist two inches under the soil surface, you still have enough water.
The city is asking citizens to conserve water whenever possible, including limiting the washing of automobiles and the use of water in swimming pools and fountains.