MARLIN, Texas — Marlin residents are preparing for the worst as the city water levels remain at a critical level.
Marlin finalized repairs to the Brazos river pump and is using it to help with the drought. But city officials are saying if residents don't comply with conserving water, they fear they will run out.
City manager Cedric Davis said right now Marlin is "maintaining" and urging residents to follow the stage four contingency plan so "we can water in case we have to fight a fire or drink for the next several months."
The city is asking residents to please conserve until the rainy season, which is in September.
The goal is for the city of Marlin to achieve a 40 percent reduction in daily water and to conserve water resources until the rainy season in Texas.
According to the city of Marlin, those who do not comply could face a fine up to $500.