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Drought conditions prompt city to issue water conservation request in Belton

Posted at 9:25 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 10:32:42-04

BELTON, TX — Belton officials issued a statement Monday announcing a mild water shortage. The city is asking residents to voluntarily curb and reduce use for non-essential purposes.

The city is under Stage 1 Drought Conditions due to high water use.

The city's conservation request includes not filling pools or washing cars. Residents are also asked to stop irrigating landscaped areas or limit it to only Sundays and Thursdays for those with a street address ending in an even number, and Saturdays and Wednesdays for those with a street address ending in an odd number. The city also asks customers to irrigate only between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight on their designated days.

"Stage 1 Drought conditions are implemented when treated water in elevated storage tanks does not refill to 80 percent of capacity overnight," said officials. "Although the city is able to fully fill the tanks overnight, significant irrigation causes the level in the tanks to drop, resulting in low water pressure throughout the city."

The city will continue to monitor the water supply and will send out a notification when there is a change or when additional actions are required.

For additional information about drought stages and water restrictions, visit website.