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 90 million gallons of water daily. Where does our drinking water come from? Our drinking water comes from Lake Belton, a surface water supply. The purpose of the lake is for flood control and for conservation (water supply). Lake Belton has a capacity of 887,000 acre-feet of water, of that amount 372,000 acre-feet is reserved for water supply. 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.