* PUBLIC NOTICES *

BELL COUNTY WCID3
PUBLIC NOTICE
MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS BEGINNING
NOVEMBER 14 ,2022

Due to the scheduled maintenance and repair of the Water District’s 500,000 gallon water storage tank, mandatory water restrictions will go into effect on November 14, 2022. This work was scheduled based off the district’s lowest usage months on average. Details of the project are provided below.

Project Details:
• The project is estimated to take up to 90 days to complete, depending on the weather.
• The tank will be unusable while the work is being completed.
All outside watering will be prohibited during the rehabilitation process.
Mandatory Restrictions will be enforced

The district is asking all customers to practice water conservation and to minimize water use for non-essential purposes.

You may contact the office at 254-698-6885 for more information.


Monday, Nov 14, 2022Boil Water Rescind Notice For:

100, 103, 106, 109, 111 & 203 on S. Main St, Nolanville

101 & 103 Pleasant Hill Cemetery Rd

798,902,904,1004,1190 W. Hwy 190

On November 9, 2022, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system, Bell County WCID #3, to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Notice to inform our customers who live at the above listed addresses that due to the repair of a water line break, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.

Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality testing. Returned lab results indicate that the water does not require boiling as of November 14, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

If you have questions, contact BCWCID #3 at 254-698-6885.


Public Notice for a Precautionary Water Boil Order

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022

**This Public Notice only affects customers at the below addresses:

100, 103, 106, 109, 111 & 203 on S. Main St, Nolanville

101 & 103 Pleasant Hill Cemetery Rd, Nolanville

798,902,904,1004,1190 W. Hwy 190, Nolanville

All WCID3 customers located North of the railroad tracks

Due to the repair of a water line, water service was interrupted for customers located at the above listed addresses.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, Bell County WCID #3, to notify customers that live within the affected area of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Bell County WCID #3 at 254-698-6885.


SCHEDULED WATER REPAIR AT 203 S. MAIN ST
TOMORROW, NOV 9TH.
SEE BELOW NOTICE WHICH ONLY AFFECTS THE FOLLOWING:
100, 103, 106, 109, 111 & 203 on S. Main St, Nolanville
101 & 103 Pleasant Hill Cemetery Rd
798,902,904,1004,1190 W. Hwy 190

Public Notice for Interruption of Water Service followed by a Precautionary Water Boil Order NOVEMBER 9, 2022

This Public Notice only affects customers at the below addresses:
100, 103, 106, 109, 111 & 203 on S. Main St, Nolanville
101 & 103 Pleasant Hill Cemetery Rd
798,902,904,1004,1190 W. Hwy 190


On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Bell County WCID3 crews are scheduled to be onsite at 203 S. Main St to repair a water leak. Water service may be interrupted for the addresses listed above. WCID3 is not expecting any other addresses to be affected, but the possibility always exists when doing water line repairs.


Once the repairs are complete, a Precautionary Boil Order will go into effect for the addresses affected by the water interruption.


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, Bell County WCID #3, to notify customers that live within the affected area of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Bell County WCID #3 at 254-698-6885.


Lawn Watering Schedule (Revised July 12, 2022)

Stage 1 Drought Restrictions in effect

In an effort to encourage Water Conservation, Bell County WCID #3 has revised the Lawn Watering Schedule:

Irrigate only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Even # Addresses on Sundays & Thursdays

Odd # Addresses on Saturdays & Wednesdays

The updated schedule aligns with Stage 1 Drought Restrictions provided by TCEQ. The updated schedule allows for irrigation two days a week with watering days based on whether an address ends in an odd or even number.

Residents are also asked to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

The District is currently in Stage 1 of its drought contingency plan.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Bell County WCID #3 at 254-698-6885.


Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Water District
Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate
The BELL COUNTY WCID #3 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on 08/29/2022 at 5:00 PM at J W Sims Community Center 408 N 10th, Nolanville, Texas 76559 .

Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in
relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.
FOR the proposal: Robert Pena, President; Rex Robertson,Vice President;
Anthony Williams, Director and Aaron Pryor, Director
AGAINST the proposal:N/A
PRESENT and not
voting: N/A
ABSENT: Owen Hall, Director


The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)
Last Year
$0.035700/$100
This Year
$0.032700/$100
Adopted Proposed
Difference in rates per $100 of value – $0.003000/$100
Percentage increase/decrease in rates (+/-) – 8.40%
Average appraised value Last Year$235,985 This Year $301,934
General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions) Last Year $10,257 This Year $35,900
Average taxable value Last Year 225,728 This Year $266,034
Tax on average residence homestead Last Year $80.58 This Year $86.99
Annual increase/decrease in taxes if
proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) + $6.41
and percentage of increase (+/-) + 7.95%
If the proposed combined debt service, operation and maintenance, and contract tax rate requires or authorizes an election to approve or reduce the tax rate the BELL COUNTY WCID #3 proposes to use the tax increase for the purpose of Maintenance & Operation.
http://www.truth-in-taxation.com/PrintForms.aspx 8/16/2022


CODE RED NOTIFICATION SERVICE

Receive notifications related to Water/Wastewater from BCWCID3 through the Onsolve/CodeRed System. Visit the link below to register your phone numbers and/or email address to receive notifications. Landlines are automatically dialed, but customers who wish to have notifications on their mobile phones and/ or through email will need to visit the link to register those. Go to onsolve.com to sign up.


Water Outages / Frozen Pipes

We are receiving a high volume of calls from customers reporting water outages. The majority of these outages are caused by frozen water lines on the customer’s property. The extremely cold temperatures are freezing water lines.

Please follow these steps before calling the emergency line:

If a faucet is not producing water when turned on, check all interior faucets
If any of the faucets produce water, then it is likely that one or more water lines may be frozen
It is important to remember that the Water District is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water infrastructure up to the customer’s water meter. The customer is responsible for the water service lines from the water meter to the faucets.

With the high volume of calls being received, we are responding as quickly as possible. If unable to speak with someone directly, please be patient and you will receive a call back. Following the diagnostic steps above will help with prioritizing emergency water outage calls.

Emergency Line #254-394-6882

As temperatures rise, and pipes begin to thaw, check for any visible signs of interior or exterior leaking or ruptured pipes. If pipes did freeze, they may have ruptured which will cause leaking as they thaw. If you find a leaking water service pipe, please call WCID3 to turn the water off to the property to minimize potential water damage. A licensed plumber will need to be hired to repair damage to the private service line.


RATE INCREASE NOTICE

Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3’s Board of Directors has approved a Water and Wastewater rate increase that will go into effect on September 18, 2020. The increase will reflect on the utility billing that will be mailed out on October 28, 2020. The increase is due to necessary infrastructure upgrades. The new rate schedule is listed below. The minimum residential water bill will increase by approximately $5.78 a month. The gallon usage amount included in the minimum bill will increase from 0-3000 gallons up to 0-5000 gallons. The minimum residential water/wastewater cost including the amount for TDS trash services will be $83.74. The minimum commercial water/wastewater cost will be $76.13 (water/wastewater only).

RESIDENTIAL:

WATER

Base Rate: 0-5000 gallons usage $30.70

Additional cost per 1000 gallons used above the 5000 gallons included in the minimum bill:

  • 5001-15,000 gallons usage $2.75 per 1000 gallons
  • 15,001-25,000 gallons usage $3.50 per 1000 gallons
  • 25,001-50,000 gallons usage $6.25 per 1000 gallons
  • 50,001-400,000 gallons usage $6.75 per 1000 gallons
  • 400,001 plus gallons usage $7.25 per 1000 gallons

WASTEWATER

Base Rate: $27.00 (Flat Rate)

COMMERCIAL

WATER

Base Rate: 0-5000 gallons usage $40.25

Additional cost per 1000 gallons apply using same fees as above

WASTEWATER

Base Rate: $35.50 (Flat Rate)