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Harker Heights issues stage one drought response

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 15:45:35-04

The City of Harker Heights issued a stage one drought response effective on Wednesday.

According to the city, stage one of the water conservation means to voluntarily reduce daily water demands by raising public and customer awareness of water demand conditions.

The Brazos River Authority triggered their stage one drought watch condition for Lake Belton. It is based on the Palmer Hydrologic Drought Index (PHDI).

Due to drier than normal conditions in the Brazos River basin, the monthly PHDI has dropped below the -2 trigger for Lake Belton, according to the city.

Outdoor watering is limited to any two days of the week. Watering is discouraged between 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. except with hand-held hoses

If anyone has any questions regarding the stage one drought response, call the City of Harker Heights Public Works Department at (254) 953-5649.

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