Environmental Programs

Environmental Programs

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.


Runoff from storms enters into creeks, rivers and lakes, so it's important to take steps to reduce the amount of pollutants that wash into waterways. In many cases, residents and businesses can make a difference by slightly changing routines or procedures. 

Rain that does not soak into soil and grass is called stormwater or surface runoff. Stormwater runs off impervious covers such as roofs, streets, parking lots, and concrete; and flows down streets into storm drains, drainage channels, and drainage ditches. This untreated and unfiltered water then flows directly into creeks, rivers, and lakes depositing:
  • Litter
  • Motor oil and other liquids
  • Excess fertilizers and pesticides
  • Sediment from construction sites
  • Pet waste.
In compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards, the City of Belton has developed a Stormwater Management Program to address stormwater quality. The intent of the program is to identify and implement city-wide measures to reduce the discharge of pollutants to streets, storm drain systems, roadside ditches, streams, rivers, and other water bodies.

Stormwater Fliers
Six steps to clean water! Automobile repair stormwater pollution prevention tips.
How can you help prevent stormwater pollution? Commercial business guide to stormwater pollution prevention.
Residential lawn care stormwater prevention tips. Construction guide to reduce stormwater pollution.
Commercial lawn care services stormwater pollution prevention tips.  

Stormwater Annual Reports

Drought Contingency & Water Conservation

The Drought Contingency and Water Conservation Plan 2019-2023 is available to the public.