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*** PUBLIC NOTICES ***


Lawn Watering Schedule Implemented

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

Even # Addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays

Odd # Addresses on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Friday

Please complete watering early morning and late evening avoiding watering during the mid-day hours and water as minimal as possible. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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

The District is requesting all residents serviced by Bell County WCID #3 to voluntarily conserve water by reducing excessive water usage to a minimum.

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


Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3
Nolanville, Texas

Boil Water Rescind Notice For:

Customers living on Lazy Brook Dr
within the Bella Charca Subdivision

On March 15, 2021 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 only on Lazy Brook Dr within the Bella Charca Subdivision that due to an interruption in service, 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 March 18, 2021 at 10:15 a.m.

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

Notice to Boil Water

Boil Order only effects customers living on
Lazy Brook Dr within the Bella Charca Subdivision

March 15, 2021

Due to a water leak repair located on Lazy Brook Dr within the Bella Charca Subdivision in Nolanville, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, Bell County WCID #3, to notify customers that live on Lazy Brook Dr within Bella Charca Subdivision who were effected by low water pressure or interruption of water service during the repairs, 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.

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.

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 2020 on 09/14/2020 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 Williams, Robert Pena, Owen Hall, Rex Robertson, and Anthony Williams
AGAINST the proposal: N/A
PRESENT and not voting: N/A
ABSENT: N/a
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.
Last Year This Year
Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $0.037600/$100 $0.037800/$100
Adopted Proposed
Difference in rates per $100 of value + $0.000200/$100
Percentage increase/decrease in rates (+/-) + 0.53%
Average appraised value $192,380 $206,305
General exemptions available
(excluding senior citizen’s or disabled
person’s exemptions) $3,766 $4,137
Average taxable value $188,614 $202,168
Tax on average residence homestead $70.92 $76.42
Annual increase/decrease in taxes if
proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) + $5.50
and percentage of increase (+/-) + 7.76%
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.
If the district is a district described in by Section 49.23601:
NOTICE OF VOTE ON TAX RATE
If the district adopts a combined debt service, operation and maintenance and contract tax rate that would result in the taxes on the average residence homestead increasing by more than 3.5 percent, an election must be held to determine whether to approve the operation and maintenance tax rate under Section 49.23602, Water Code.
If the district is a district described in by Section 49.23603:
NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ELECTION TO REDUCE TAX RATE
If the district adopts a combined debt service, operation and maintenance, and contract tax rate that would result in the taxes on the average residence homestead increasing by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine
whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the voter-approval tax rate under Section 49.23603, Water Code.
The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.



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)



PUBLIC NOTICE JULY 16, 2020

WATER CONSERVATION STAGE 1 IN EFFECT
DUE TO EXCESSIVE USE OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, BELL COUNTY WATER DISTRICT #3 (BCWCID3) IS REQUESTING ALL BCWCID3 CUSTOMERS WHO LIVE WITHIN THE CITY OF NOLANVILLE TO ADJUST THEIR IRRIGATION SYSTEMS TO THE FOLLOWING IRRIGATION SCHEDULE:
ODD HOUSE NUMBERS – ADJUST TO: MONDAY, WEDNSDAY, FRIDAY
EVEN HOUSE NUMBERS- ADJUST TO: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY
PLEASE MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE SCHEDULE, OTHERWISE BCWCID3 WILL BE FORCED TO MAKE A MORE STRINGENT SCHEDULE THAT WILL BE MANDATORY AND ENFORCED.
THIS SCHEDULE IS BEING IMPLEMENTED DUE TO THE FACT THAT WHEN NUMEROUS IRRIGATION SYSTEMS ARE SET TO RUN ON THE SAME DAYS/TIMES, IT PUTS A STRAIN ON THE WATER STORAGE TANK AND THEREFORE LOWERS THE WATER PRESSURE.
CALL 254-698-6885 FOR MORE INFORMATION


Public Utility Commission Order on Stopping Utility Disconnections due to Covid-19 has expired

June 22, 2020

Beginning in July, this office will begin disconnecting water service for customers who are behind on their water/trash bill and who have not contacted this office and set up some type of payment arrangement.
Customers who have not already contacted us and set up a payment arrangement are encouraged to contact the office
@ 254-698-6885 to set up a payment arrangement before July 15, 2020 in order to avoid the disconnection of water services.
We are willing to work out a payment plan for customers who are having a hard time paying their bill.



CODE RED NOTIFICATION SERVICE

Receive notifications related to Water/Wastewater from BCWCID3 through the 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.

https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/BFB7CC4C6C0A

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