The Cameron City Council has declared a water shortage alert within the city limits.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Manager Mark Gaugh:

Mark Gaugh

Gaugh said they are in an alert phase, and if the water gets much lower, the City Council will declare an emergency phase.

“Right now it would be mostly non-essential uses, car washing in your yard, yard watering, things like that would be prohibited,” said Gaugh, “And when we get to the emergency phase, then we would look at commercial businesses and curtailing water usage, car washes and that sort of thing, but we’re not there yet.  So hopefully we won’t have to do that, but that would be the next phase.”

Their water supplies are currently at about 40 percent.