The Environmental Programs Division is committed to providing the citizens of Belton with safe drinking water with enforcement of the City's Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program, reduce the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) in our wastewater system with enforcement of the City's Fats, Oils, Grease and Grit Program, oversees the Stormwater Program, educates citizens on water conservation and is also in charge of the City's Right of Way Permit for any work that occurs in City owned or controlled property, i.e. easements and right of ways.
Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention
The City's Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention program ensures that Belton's drinking water is safe in case of any cross-connection and/or backflow incident. Protecting the public water supply from potential contamination hazards is a top priority and the City, residential and commercial customers play a vital role with the program.
Fats, Oils, Grease, and Grit (FOG)
Disposing of fats, oils, grease, and grit into the City's wastewater system without proper traps or interceptors can cause blockages in customers private plumbing and the City's wastewater system, which may result in sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's). FOG is generated from food preparation at food service facilities and restaurants, car wash facilities, and automotive repair shops. FOG consists of but are not limited to fat from meats, cooking oils, lard, butter, salad dressings, dairy products, grit and dirt from car wash facilities and automotive repair shops.
Fats, Oils, Grease, and Grit Ordinance
Grease and Grit Trap Haulers
Self Cleaning Maintenance Log
Stormwater runoff enters into creeks, rivers and lakes, so it's important to take steps to reduce the amount of pollutants that wash into these waterways. In many cases, residents and businesses can make a difference in this area by slightly changing routines or procedures.
What is stormwater? Stormwater is precipitation that originates during a rain event. The rainwater that does not soak into the soil and grass is called stormwater surface runoff. Stormwater runs off impervious covers such as roof, streets, parking lots, and concrete. Stormwater runoff flows down streets into storm drains, drainage channels, and drainage ditches and then flows directly into our creeks, rivers, and lakes untreated and unfiltered.
Stormwater runoff can pick up harmful pollutants left on impervious surfaces such as:
* Litter like cigarette butts, plastic water bottles, and plastic bags
* Motor oil and other liquids from leaky cars
* Excess fertilizers and pesticides from overuse
* Sediment from construction sites
* Pet waste not picked up and disposed of properly
Six simple steps to clean water!
How you can help prevent stormwater pollution?
Residential lawn care stormwater prevention tips.
Commercial lawn care services stormwater pollution prevention tips.
Automobile repair stormwater pollution prevention tips.
Commercial business guide to stormwater pollution prevention.
Construction guide to reduce stormwater pollution.
Stormwater Annual Reports
Drought Contingency & Water Conservation
The Drought Contingency and Water Conservation Plan 2019-2023 is available to the public.