Kickapoo Tribe Enacts Water Restrictions

By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen
By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The ongoing drought has led an Indian tribe in northeastern Kansas to impose water conservation measures.

Kickapoo Tribal Chairman Steve Cadue said Wednesday the order bans the use of water for lawns, gardens, swimming pools or car washes. It applies to all residents and businesses using water treated by the tribe.

Cadue says the Kickapoo were forced to haul water to the reservation several years ago when supplies dwindled. He says that is a possibility again, but not a long-term solution to meeting the tribe's needs.

The reservation is located about 50 miles north of Topeka.

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, 76 percent of Kansas is in extreme drought, including the Kickapoo lands.


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