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Mild drought declared in Commerce


By Kevin Jefferies

Commerce – Citizens in Commerce are being asked to voluntarily limit their usage of water due to drought. The Commerce City Council in regular session declared mild drought conditions for the City of Commerce last night. The declaration institutes the first phase of drought contingency plans for the city. The first phase includes asking citizens to voluntarily limit their usage of water and includes a public information campaign to inform the public of drought conditions and ways to conserve water.

Rain has been a scarce sight throughout Hunt County and Northeast Texas this year and the Sabine Water Authority has also officially declared mild conditions. Most counties and cities in the region continue to be under outdoor burn bans and will also likely be asking water customers to voluntarily cut back on water usage.

Assistant City Manager Mike Dunn has been named the Public Information Officer in regards to the declaration of mild drought for Commerce. For more information, contact Commerce City Hall at 903.886.1100.