Belton Initiates Stage 1 Drought Conditions

Belton Initiates Stage 1 Drought Conditions
August 19, 2019

Due to high water usage, the City of Belton is currently under Stage 1 drought conditions. One of the triggers for a Stage 1 Drought Watch Condition is when treated water in the elevated storage tanks does not refill to 80% of capacity overnight. Although the City of Belton 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 goal of a Stage 1 drought condition is to achieve voluntary water conservation to reduce water use. Water customers are requested to voluntary conserve water by reducing water usage for non-essential purposes. Refrain from filling swimming pools or washing cars. Discontinue or limit irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for those with a street address ending in an even number, and Saturday and Wednesdays for those with a street address ending in an odd number. Also, irrigate only between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight on designated watering days.

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

The City of Belton is continuously monitoring water supply. The City will produce a similar notification when changes are made or additional action is required. Thank you for doing your part to be water smart.