City of Harker Heights Drought Response

Stage 2-Mandatory Conservation


August 8, 2023

Stage 2 drought contingency plan calls for a 10% reduction in overall water usage.  Our August consumption registered as a reduction of 12.1%.   Thank you for taking a part in making a difference.

Continue doing the rain dance as next week shows the highest possibility of rain for our region.

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Education on Mandatory Water Conservation
August 15, 2023

In our efforts to continue the education on the current Mandatory Water Conservation, the City has designed some yard signage to assist with what restrictions are currently in place.  Staff will begin posting these signs around our community to educate and remind everyone to conserve water.  

The QR code will take you to the Save Water Icon which will identify days and times water usage is allowed.

Please visit with your neighbors and local businesses and share the information.  With everyone’s assistance, we can make a difference.

Thank you.


Mandatory Water Conservation
August 10, 2023

Making a difference HEIGHTS! Within the week, we have reduced our water usage by 3% city wide. Continue the efforts as our goal is to get to the 10% water reduction for Stage 2.




City of Harker Heights
Drought Response Stage 2
August 01, 2023

The goal for Stage 2 is to achieve a 10% reduction of the water use by raising public and customer awareness of water demand conditions. Lake Belton dropped below the Stage 2 warning trigger of 578.7 ft-msl on July 31, 2023. The City of Harker Heights receives all of its treated drinking water from Lake Belton.
Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Water use customers are mandated to limit outdoor water use by participating in the watering schedule for outdoor water use effective August 01, 2023.

City of Harker Heights
2023 Mandatory Outdoor Watering Schedule

Stage 2 allows irrigation system use and filling swimming pools on Sundays and Thursdays for street addresses ending in an even number or Saturdays and Wednesdays for street addresses ending in an odd number.
Outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. except with hand-held hoses equipped with a positive pistol grip nozzle or other device that automatically shuts off water flow when the hose is not being used, or hand-held buckets.

Should you have questions, please call the City of Harker Heights Public Works Department at 254-953-5649.