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Hays City Commission eases water restrictions

7/10/2014

It took much debate, but Hays city commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to ease water restrictions within city limits.

It took much debate, but Hays city commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to ease water restrictions within city limits.

The city had been in a water warning stage as a lingering drought took its toll on the area. The warning stage was a precautionary move.

But recent rains in the region brought the discussion of easing the warning stage back to the forefront.

With the 3-2 vote, commissioners set the city in a water watch. Commissioners Shaun Musil and Kent Steward dissented.

For more, see Friday's HDN.