Drought Conditions Trigger Water Conservation Request

Drought Conditions Trigger Water Conservation Request
July 19, 2018

The City of Belton is initiating a Stage 1 Drought Watch Condition effective today, Thursday, July 19, due to dry conditions in the Brazos River basin. The City issued its designation following a notice by the Brazos River Authority (BRA) stating it was initiating a Stage 1 condition today. A BRA Stage 1 condition is a trigger that activates the same drought watch condition in Belton. The Palmer Hydrologic Drought Index (PHDI), a product of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has dropped below -2, which indicates dry conditions within the Brazos River basin.

The goal of a Stage 1 drought condition is to achieve a 5% reduction in overall water usage through voluntary water conversation. Water customers may conserve water by reducing water usage for non-essential purposes. Refrain from filling swimming pools or washing cars. Limit irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for those with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), and Saturday and Wednesdays for those with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9). Also, irrigate only between midnight and 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight on designated watering days.
For additional information about Drought Stages and water restrictions, please visit: http://www.beltontexas.gov/droughtwatch.

The City of Belton monitors water supply and drought conditions on a daily basis. The City will produce a similar notification when changes are made or when additional action is required.

The City of Belton appreciates residents and businesses doing their part to be water smart.