Drinking Water Quality
In compliance with the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), an annual Drinking Water Quality Report is made available for customers to view.
The City of Belton distributes water that is disinfected using chloramines, which are intended to provide protection from waterborne disease while minimizing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the water distribution system. The following is the official TCEQ notice to City water customers:
Chloramines can cause problems for people who are dependent on dialysis machines. A condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from water used for dialysate. Consequently, the pretreatment scheme used for dialysis units must include some means, such as a charcoal filter, for removing the chloramine. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment.
In addition, chloraminated water may be toxic to fish. Make sure that fish tank chemicals or filters are designed for use in water that has been treated with chloramines. Aquarium owners should visit local pet stores or retail outlets with pet or aquarium supplies for dechloramination products and instructions.
View this Q/A document for more information about chloramines.
Monitor water usage online using AquaHawk, a service that allows Belton customers to track water usage on an hourly basis, if desired. In addition, customers who use AquaHawk can set alerts to be notified when high usage thresholds are exceeded. This has helped some residents to identify water leaks in a timely manner.
The service is free to Belton water customers, but registration is required. To register visit the AquaHawk page and follow directions.
Current residential water and wastewater rates are available on the Utility Billing page and in the Fee Schedule.