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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Water Shortage Alert

Conditions have not improved and the lack of considerable precipitation has dropped our raw water level to below 50%. A declaration of water shortage Alert was enacted when our raw water supply fell below this level.

During the Alert stage, 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 as follows:

Non-essential (Class 3): Any waste of water, as defined herein, is non-essential. The following uses of water, listed by site or user type, are also non-essential:
(a) Public use:
1. Use of fire hydrants (excluding Class 1 and Class 2 uses), including use of 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.

(b) 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.

(c) Ornamental purposes: Fountains, reflecting pools and artificial waterfalls.

(d) Outdoor non-commercial 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, tennis courts 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.

(e) Outdoor commercial or public watering:
1. Expanding nursery facilities, placing new irrigated agricultural land in production, or planting of landscaping except when required by a site design review process.
2. Use of water for dirt control or compaction.
3. Watering of lawns, parks, golf course fairways, playing fields and other recreational areas.
4. Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts 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.

(f) Recreational uses other than those specified as Class 2.

(g) Non-commercial washing of motor and other vehicles.


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Cameron, Missouri
205 North Main Street
Cameron, Missouri 64429
Ph: (816) 632-2177
Fx: (816) 632-1067
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