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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Boil Water Notice Lifted for Properties on Yates Road, Laura Drive, Burk Drive and Reese Creek Road

Crews complete water line break repairs

A boil water notice effective beginning Oct. 4, 2021 at 8p.m. for properties located at 123-479 Yates Road, 168-580 Laura Drive, 103-481 Burk Drive, and 293-711 Reese Creek Road is lifted effective immediately.

 

A contractor working in the area hit a water line, causing a break in the line. Water crews had to isolate the water main line for repairs. Water crews remained on site until all repairs were completed and water services were restored. Water quality samples were taken with results showing that no contamination occurred.

 

A BOIL WATER NOTICE was issued for the properties located at the above listed addresses effective Oct. 4, 2021 at 8p.m. Residents at these addresses should have boiled all water prior to consumption until water sampling results confirmed that no contamination occurred. Public notice will be issued through the City of Killeen website KilleenTexas.gov, by news release and the Boil Water Notice Hotline at (254) 501-6515 now that the notice is lifted. 

 

TCEQ Required Notice:

 

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the City of Killeen public water system, PWS 014006, to issue a Boil Water Notice effective Oct. 4, 2021 to inform customers, individuals, or employees in the above listed area that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. A press release was issued and local news agencies were notified prior to the repair. Affected individuals were also notified in person or with a notice hung on the door.

 

The City of Killeen public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of Oct. 6, 2021 at 6:30p.m.

 

For updates on this order, call 254-501-6515. If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact the Water and Sewer Services official at 254-501-6319.

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