Cheney Reservoir en You May Be Fined $1,000 For Using Too Much Water <p>Wichita residents and businesses might be required to pay a $1,000 fine a month if they use too much water.<br><br>The city staff made that recommendation as part of a water conservation proposal unveiled Wednesday.<br><br>The fine would be imposed on those who use 310 percent more than their average winter water usage.<br><br>Public Works official Ben Nelson says surveys and meetings found that water rates and indoor and business water use were residents' top priorities, while outdoor use was the lowest priority.<br><br>The recommendation will go before the Wichita City Council June 4. Thu, 23 May 2013 15:13:47 +0000 Associated Press 17681 at