Water Conservation

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

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

 Implementation of Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

 Implementation of the annual Irrigation Schedule

The Brazos River Authority, on March 18, 2022, announced the implementation of a Stage 1 – Drought Watch for several reservoirs and reservoir systems within the BRA water supply system. Information can be found at the following links:

https://brazos.org/About-Us/News/Current-News/ArticleID/2214

https://brazos.org/About-Us/Water-Supply/Drought

Following the Brazos River Authority Notice, Bell County WCID #3, which services the residents of Nolanville, has entered Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan.

The district is requesting that all residents serviced by Bell County WCID #3 voluntarily conserve water by reducing excessive water usage and by following the below Irrigation Schedule.

 IRRIGATION SCHEDULE:

IRRIGATE ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 P.M. AND 10 A.M.

ODD HOUSE NUMBERS –   SATURDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

EVEN HOUSE NUMBERS- SUNDAYS AND THURSDAYS

 Please make every attempt to comply with the above schedule, otherwise BCWCID3 will be compelled to develop a more stringent schedule that will be mandatory and enforced.

The following link contains tips for water conservation.

http://wcid3.com/water-conservation/

Thank you in advance for your support and patience as we work together to conserve water.

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.