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City of Belton initiates Stage 1 Drought Conditions, calls for voluntary reduction of water use

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 15:53:32-04

BELTON, TX — The City of Belton has initiated Stage 1 Drought Conditions, which call for a voluntary reduction of water use.

The City says the move was due to high water usage. One of the triggers for Stage 1, or drought watch, is when treated water in the elevated storage tanks does not refill to 80% capacity.

Although the City is able to fully fill the tanks overnight, significant irrigation usage causes the level in the tanks to drop, resulting in low water pressure throughout the city.

The City of Belton says the goal of Stage 1 is to reduce water usage through voluntary water conservation. Water customers can help by reducing water usage for non-essential purposes, such as filling swimming pools or washing cars.

Water customers are also asked to discontinue or limit irrigation of landscaped areas to:

  • Sundays and Thursdays for those with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 5, or 8)
  • Saturday and Wednesdays for those with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9)

On designated water days, customers are asked to only irrigate between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight.

For additional information about Drought Stages and water restrictions, please visit the City of Belton website.