Temporary Water Treatment Process Ends Tonight
February 28, 2023
BELTON - The Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (BCWCID1), which provides wholesale water to Belton and other nearby entities, has announced it will return to treating water with chloramines tonight at midnight. For the past month as part of annual maintenance at the treatment plant, BCWCID1 has treated water with free chlorine.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recommends temporary conversion from chloramines to free chlorine to help maintain water quality and minimize nitrification. The temporary change in the treatment process is safe but causes some water customers to experience taste and odor changes associated with the change in disinfectant.
Again, this temporary change in the treatment process is scheduled to occur on an annual basis as part of routine maintenance at the plant.
BCWCID1 has been recognized by TCEQ as a Superior Public Water System and continues to meet safe drinking water standards. Its annual water quality reports are available online at www.wcid1.org.
The BCWCID1 and the City of Belton remain committed to providing residents with safe, reliable, and high-quality water service.