Drought still impacting Commerce

Commerce – The City of Commerce is likely to soon go to phase two of drought contingency plans. Currently, the city is under the first phase of drought contingency, which asks citizens to voluntarily curtail the water usage and helps educate the public on ways to conserve water. The next phase will involve mandatory limits to water usage.

Recent rains have helped counties lift burn bans, but haven't done much to alleviate drought conditions. The Commerce City Council will consider the movement to phase two of drought contingency in their second meeting in February.