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In Hays, Kansas, water conservation is a way of life

WaterSmart Wally, the mascot for Hays' water conservation program, gives a "high five" at a local street fair. (David Condos/KNS)
WaterSmart Wally, the mascot for Hays' water conservation program, gives a "high five" at a local street fair. (David Condos/KNS)

Hays is the largest city in northwest Kansas. It’s known as an economic and cultural center in the mostly rural region, but also as a model for conserving water. Now, as climate change intensifies droughts, other states are looking at how to tighten their water use, as Hays plans new strategies for its long-term water survival.

David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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