A water emergency was declared early Sunday for the town of Caney, in southeastern Kansas.
According to a Facebook message posted by the Caney Police Department, the city’s water treatment plant recently experienced a critical failure of its raw water pump system.
As of 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the post, about 300,000 gallons of drinkable water were available. Under the emergency, all utility customers are directed to use as little water as possible, according to a news release from the city.
Residents were being asked to refrain from washing vehicles or watering lawns.
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Located in Montgomery County near the Oklahoma state line, Caney is about two hours southeast of Wichita.