With the town of Oneida buying water to help get by, town leaders are going into a "stage two" of their drought plan.

The town is looking to add a surcharge to residential water bills. The move was approved Thursday night, according to Alderman Linda Lay.

Drought conditions are prompting the action.

Bills would go up until the town can restore water levels in its reservoir.

The amount of the surcharge hasn’t been decided yet, according to Lay. Aldermen are expected to meet after Thanksgiving to set the amount.

Right now the town is buying water from nearby Huntsville.