City of Harker Heights Drought Response Stage 1
Stage 1-Voluntary Water Conservation
The goal for Stage 1 is to voluntarily reduce daily water demand by raising public and customer awareness of water demand conditions. The Brazos River Authority has triggered their Stage 1 Drought Contingency Plan based on current lake levels at the following lakes: Possum Kingdom, Granbury, Whitney, Aquilla, Proctor, Belton, Stillhouse Hollow, Georgetown, Granger, Limestone and Somerville. The City of Harker Heights receives all of its treated drinking water from Lake Belton. The Brazos River Authority's Stage 1 Drought Watch is triggered when the combined storage capacity of all 11 reservoirs reaches 1,514,536 acre-feet—this was reached on November 22nd.
Water use customers shall voluntarily limit outdoor water use by participating in the watering schedule for outdoor water use effective December 4, 2012.
City of Harker Heights
2012 Voluntary Outdoor Watering Schedule
Outdoor watering limited to once every five days on any day of the customer's choice. Outdoor water use is discouraged between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. except with hand-held hoses.
Should you have questions, please call the City of Harker Heights Public Works Department at 953-5649.