Drought Contingency

Check here to find out all the latest information on Drought Contingency in the Benton City Water Supply Corporation community. To view our Drought Contingency Plan or print a copy, please see below. 



  • Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems limited to 6-10 am and 8-10 pm weekdays with no watering on weekends. Irrigation permitted if by hand-held hose, faucet filled bucket 5 gals or less or drip irrigation at any time.
  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except between 8:00 pm-10:00 a.m. with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle.
  • Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any swimming pools, wading pools, or jacuzzi/hot tub is prohibited except between 6–10 a.m. and 8–10 p.m. 
  • Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
  • Use of water from hydrants or flush valves shall be limited to maintaining public health, safety, and welfare.
  • The following uses of water are nonessential and are prohibited:

-wash down sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;

-wash down buildings or structures for other than immediate fire protection;

-use of water for dust control;

-flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate;

-failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period; and

-any waste of water.

June 2022 Drought Severity
Texas Department of Agriculture

June 2022 State Drought Severity

Most of our service area is in Exceptional Drought Conditions (dark red). The rest is in Extreme Drought (red).

Follow burn ban restrictions and conservation measures.

BCWSC Service Area Drought Conditions


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