City of Harker Heights Lessens Drought Response To Stage 1

In response to the Brazos River Authority (BRA) press release on Water Use Restrictions, the City of Harker Heights is moving the drought restrictions to a Stage 1 – Mild Water Shortage Conditions, Voluntary Conservation.  

Stage 1 – is a water conservation by avoiding non-essential water uses to achieve a target reduction of 5% of the city’s total water demand.   Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems should be limited to any two days of the week between the hours of 8pm and 9am.  Outdoor watering is discouraged between the hours of 9am and 8pm – except with hand-held hoses.  

Cities that fall under WCID #1 have been in Stage 2 of the Water Conservation Plan since Aug. 1, 2023. WCID #1 provides water to the citizens of Killeen, Fort Cavazos, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Belton and Nolanville.

Water use customers shall voluntarily limit outdoor water use by participating in the watering schedule for outdoor water use effective April 23, 2024.   

Should you have questions, please call the City of Harker Heights Public Works Department at 254-953-5649.  For questions specific to WCID, please contact the WCID #1 General Manager, Ricky Garrett at (254)-501-9243 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.