Water Conservation

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

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
SUMMER LAWN WATERING SCHEDULE NOTICE:
Public Notice for Implementation of Lawn Watering Schedule for the City of Nolanville
JUNE 15, 2020
IN AN EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE WATER CONSERVATION DURING THE SUMMER, BELL COUNTY WCID #3 HAS IMPLEMENTED THE FOLLOWING LAWN WATERING SCHEDULE:
EVEN # ADDRESSES ON TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND SATURDAYS;
ODD # ADDRESSES ON WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, AND SUNDAYS.
NO WATERING ON MONDAYS
PLEASE DO ALL OUTSIDE WATERING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10 PM AND 6AM AND AS MINIMAL AS POSSIBLE.
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 conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water.  Below are a list of conservation tips you can do to conserve water and save money.

INSIDE:

Fix leaky faucets and plumbing joints.  Saves 20 gallons  per day for every leak stopped.

Check toilet for leaks.  Put dye tablets or food coloring into the tank.  If color appears in the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak that should be repaired.  Saves 400 gallons a month.

Turn off the water while shaving.  Fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of water to rinse your razor.  Saves three gallons each day.

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.  Saves three gallons each day.

Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors.  Saves 500 to 800 gallons per month.

Shorten your showers.  Even a one or two minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons per month.

If you wash dishes by hand don’t leave the water running for rinsing.  If you have two sinks, fill one with rinse water.  If you only have one sink, use a spray device or short blasts instead of letting the water run.  Saves 200 to 500 gallons a month.

Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator.  This beats the habit of running tap water to cool it for drinking.  Saves 200 to 300 gallons a month.

Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.  Saves 300 to 800 gallons per month.

OUTSIDE:

Put a layer of hardwood mulch around trees and plants to slow down evaporation.  Saves 750 to 1,500 gallons a month.

Don’t water the lawn during the hottest part of the day and watering it during early morning is better than dusk since it helps prevent the growth of fungus.  Saves 300 gallons.  Water your lawn only when it needs it.  Step on your grass.  If it springs back, when you lift your foot, it doesn’t need water.  Water one inch per every 5-7 days, and only if rainfall is insufficient(a rainfall of one inch is sufficient for watering).

Raise your lawn mower blade at least 3 inches or to the highest level.  Longer grass means less evaporation.  Saves 500 to 1,500 gallons each month.

Don’t water the sidewalks, driveway or gutter, as these will not grow or get greener.  Ensure water lands on your lawn or garden where it belongs.  Saves 500 gallons per month.