By Kevin Jefferies
Commerce – A reminder that mild drought conditions have been declared for the City of Commerce, and the public is being asked to voluntarily curb their water usage. The request for voluntary cuts in water usage is part of the first phase of drought contingency plans for Commerce. A public information campaign is also in the works, and water customers can expect information included in their bills as well as information available through the Commerce City Hall.
The lack of rain has hit all of North and Northeast Texas with most cities and counties still under outdoor burn bans. Other municipal and regional water suppliers have begun to ask for voluntary water usage cutbacks, and more suppliers are expected to follow if drought conditions continue.