|Bell County WCID No.1, rated a Superior Water System by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, provides water to the following cities and water districts: Fort Hood, City of Killeen, City of Copperas Cove, City of Harker Heights, City of Belton, Bell County WCID No.3 (Nolanville), 439 Water Supply Corporation, and Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA). The District serves a population in excess of 250,000 people and can treat and deliver over 107 million gallons of water daily.
Where does our drinking water come from? Our drinking water comes from Lake Belton and Lake Stillhouse Hollow, a surface water supply. The purpose of both Lake's is flood control and for conservation (water supply). Lake Belton has a capacity of 1,074,500 acre-feet of water and a yield of 100,257 acre-feet. Lake Stillhouse Hollow has a capacity of 616,600 acre-feet and a yield of 67,768 acre-feet. One acre-foot equals one acre of land covered with water one foot deep, or 325,850 gallons of water.
Our other facilities
The District owns and operates three wastewater treatment facilities with a total capacity of 30 million gallons per day which serves the City of Killeen and Fort Hood.
The District also operates a Regional Compost Facility next to the Killeen Transfer Station off of Highway 195.