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Officials from Mulvane and Augusta met Thursday to look at water needs as the drought continues and the demand for water increases.
In a brief press release, Mulvane city administrator Kent Hixson and Augusta city manager Bill Keefer said they met for over an hour to talk about water issues.
Mulvane gets its water from Augusta and the demand has increased by around 15 percent, in part because of the new Kansas Star Casino. Augusta has had water restrictions because of the drought, and some restrictions have also been imposed in Mulvane.
Hixson and Keefer said the meeting also included the city attorneys from the two communities, and they looked at possible solutions and the potential for joint partnerships. Mulvane has agreed to supplement its water supply with its other resources. Officials from the two cities have agreed to meet again in late August.