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Commerce slowly returning to normal water levels; street work begins for subdivision

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CommerceMayor Teddy Reel, Jr., says the water level in the city's main water tower at City Park is very slowly returning to normal after a major water leak more than a week ago. He says as of Wednesday, the level in the tower was at 20 feet with capacity at 32 feet. He says at one point the water level was down to one foot. Citizens should minimize their use outdoor of use of water.

The mayor says the builder of a major new housing development presented the first drawing of a plat for the East Oak Creek development on FM 3218 at this week's City Council meeting, and street work has started for the subdivision. And the council held a public hearing on a proposed 65-acre housing development on State Highway 224 that would include 15 multi-acre lots.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.