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Posted on: May 9, 2018

City of Cameron Enacted the Alert Phase of the Water Conservation Ordinance

At the Council Meeting on May 7th the City of Cameron enacted the Alert Phase of the Water Conservation Ordinance.

Logo_small_bw.jpgWater Conservation Ordinance – Alert Phase

Resolution 2018-18

Enacted May 7, 2018

The Alert Phase is enacted when the City’s raw water supply falls below 50% of capacity. In this Phase, the city shall continue to encourage voluntary water conservation measures defined under the advisory declaration, and shall further impose a ban on water hauling for non-domestic use, and ban all non-essential (Class 3) water uses.  Class 3 water usage is defined by Section 12-162 of the Cameron City Code.

The following water uses are NOT ALLOWED under the Alert Phase:

                Public use

  1. Use of fire hydrants for sprinkler caps, testing fire apparatus and fire department drills.
  2. Flushing of sewers and hydrants except as needed to ensure public health and safety as approved by health officials and the Cameron City Council.

                        Commercial and civic use

  1. Serving water in restaurants, clubs, or eating places, except by customer request.
  2. Failure to repair a controllable leak.
  3. Increasing water levels in scenic and recreational ponds and lakes, except as necessary to support fish and wildlife.

                 Outdoor watering

  1. Use of water for dirt control or compaction.
  2. Watering of annual or non-woody plants other than vegetable gardens.
  3. Watering of lawns, parks, golf course fairways, playing fields, and other recreational areas.
  4. Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, or other hard-surface areas.
  5. Washing down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection.
  6. Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.

                Other non-essential purposes

  1. Fountains, reflecting pools and artificial waterfalls.            
  2. Recreational uses such as private swimming pools.
  3. Non-commercial washing of motor and other vehicles.


The following uses of water are ALLOWED under the Alert Phase:

  1. Domestic use
  2. Public Safety
  3. Health Care Facilities
  4. Commercial car washes, Laundromats, and Restaurants
  5. Commercial nurseries and golf course greens
  6. Watering of livestock
  7. Watering of vegetable gardens
  8. Watering of trees necessary for survival
  9. Operation of municipal pool
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Cameron, Missouri 64429
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