Water Conservation > Conservation Plans
The Kansas Water Office has the statutory responsibility under K.S.A. 74-2608 to develop and maintain guidelines for water conservation plans and practices, and to provide, or arrange to provide, technical assistance for water users required to adopt and implement conservation plans and practices. The Kansas Water Office also has the responsibility to establish guidelines as to when conditions indicative of drought exist. When the Kansas water office determines that drought conditions exist in an area, it shall so advise the Governor and shall recommend the assembling of the Governor's Drought Response Team. In addition to developing guidelines for municipal water use, the Water Conservation Program has also developed guidelines for industrial and irrigation water use.
These Kansas Water Office publications are excellent resources for developing a comprehensive water conservation plan:
Kansas Rural Water Association works closely with the Kansas Water Office to provide technical assistance to public water systems in developing effective water conservation plans. The guidelines are written to assist public water suppliers in the development of a water conservation plan. The primary goal of a water conservation plan is to achieve more efficient use of the state’s limited water resources.
The reasons a public water supplier develops and adopts a water conservation plan include: