Click here to access The City of Hesston Water Consumer Confidence Report 2015.
Automatic Meter Reading System Update
Recently, the City Council approved a proposal to upgrade our failing automated metering system used for gas and water utilities. The failing system is being replaced with a more advanced, technological and smarter system than was available years ago when our first system was put into operation.
According to the Kansas Water Plan, Municipal water use (primarily residential) accounts for a little over 11% of the total water consumed in Kansas. So you can see why conservation of the resource is important to us as a city and a state. The lion’s share of our water, approximately 80%, is used by agriculture. The remaining is used by recreation, industrial and all other uses.
Kansans have historically been great stewards of our water, employing strategic management and development activities. Because of that most Kansas cities, towns, and industries generally enjoy an adequate supply of water. However, as our population grows, business and industry grows, and agriculture continues to lead our economy, it is estimated that future demands for water may exceed presently developed water supplies available for municipal and industrial purposes in some areas.
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