Water Conservation

The District is currently in Stage 2 of its drought contingency plan.  

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

Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

MANDATORY IRRIGATION / WATER USE SCHEDULE

On August 1, 2023, WCID3 was notified by Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No.1, which supplies the drinking water for the Nolanville area, that they have officially imposed Stage 2 water restrictions based on guidance from the Brazos River Authority due to current drought conditions being experienced at Belton Lake. As of Tuesday, the lake was measuring 62% full, which was the trigger for Stage 2 measures. For more information regarding the Brazos River Authority Drought Contingency Plan visit their website at www.Brazos.org.

Following Brazos River Authority, as well as Bell County WCID no.1, Bell County WCID no. 3, which serves the residents of Nolanville, has entered Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan.

The district is requesting that all residents serviced by Bell County WCID no. 3 conserve water by reducing excessive water usage and by following the below Mandatory Irrigation/Water Use Schedule. These restrictions are mandatory and customers who do not adhere to the restrictions could face a fine.

No watering of lawns, filling of pools, or any type of outside water use may not be used except between the hours of 8p.m.– 10a.m. and may only be used on the designated water use day. There is no water runoff allowed from areas being watered.

IRRIGATE/WATER USE ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 P.M.- 10A.M.

EVEN HOUSE NUMBERS: SUNDAYS AND THURSDAYS

ODD HOUSE NUMBERS:  SATURDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

In addition to the watering schedule, the following restrictions are in place.

  1. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited EXCEPT ON DESIGNATED WATERING DAYS AND ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 P.M. AND 10 A.M. SUCH WASHING, WHEN ALLOWED, SHALL BE DONE WITH A HAND-HELD BUCKET OR A HAND-HELD HOSE EQUIPPED WITH A POSITIVE SHUTOFF NOZZLE.
  2. USE OF WATER TO FILL, REFILL, OR ADD TO ANY INDOOR OR OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS, WADING POOLS, OR JACUZZI TYPE POOLS IS PROHIBITED EXCEPT ON DESIGNATED WATERING DAYS AND ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 P.M. AND 10 A.M.

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 NO. 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.