The City of Belton is putting into effect its Stage 1 drought condition response due to high water usage.

According to a press release from the City, this happens when treated water that is stored up in tanks doesn't refill up to 80% of its capacity overnight.

Currently, the water is able to fill to that capacity, but with significant irrigation usage happening in the city this causes the tanks to drop too fast, resulting in lower water pressure.

Customers can conserve water by not washing cars or filling up swimming pools at this time.  Encouraging residents to help conserve water by taking simple steps is the goal of Stage 1.

The City's press release reads: "It is also requested that water customers discontinue or limit irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for those with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), and Saturday and Wednesdays for those with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9). Also, on designated watering days please only irrigate between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight."

You can find the different levels of the drought stages here.

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