The City of Killeen purchases treated water from Bell County Water Control & Improvement District No. 1. The District draws the water from Lake Belton and processes it at the treatment plant by the lake. Water is transmitted to Killeen via pipeline and distributed to our customers. To view the most recent Drinking Water Quality Report, click on the link below. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file.
2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
(Consumer Confidence Report)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
The City of Killeen has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we are doing (or did) to correct these situations.
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the June 1 – September 30, 2015 lead and copper sampling period we did not monitor and report for lead and copper contaminants and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.
The table below lists the contaminants we did not properly test for during the last year, how often we are supposed to sample for these contaminants, how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which the follow-up samples will be taken.
|Contaminant||Required Sampling Frequency||Number of Samples Taken||When Samples should have been taken||When Samples will be Taken|
|Lead & Copper tap water sampling||50 samples every three years||0||
June 1-Sept 30,2015
|June 1-Sept 30, 2016|
As required by the TCEQ, the City of Killeen will monitor and report the results of their lead and copper sampling for the June 1 – September 30, 2016 sampling period. If you have any questions regarding this violation, please contact Robert White, Director of Water and Sewer Services, at 254-501-6305
Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by The City of Killeen.
Public Water System Number: TX 0140006
Date Distributed: December 1, 2015
alternate number: (254) 501-6319
Suspicious activities in and around water pump stations, storage tanks and sewer facilities should be reported to the Killeen Police Department by calling 911.
The Water & Sewer Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the water and sewer utilities, water storage and transmission facilities and sanitary sewer collection facilities. About 50 employees perform such functions as repair of existing piping; valve exercising; fire hydrant repair; installation of water and sewer taps; preventive maintenance of sewer mains; TV camera inspection of sewer mains; inflow and infiltration reduction; maintenance and inspection of sewer lift stations; maintenance and inspection of water transmission mains, storage facilities and pump facilities.
I & I handles the inflow and infiltration of water into our sewer lines. With the use of the TV camera truck we scope our pipes and locate problem areas in the pipes where ground water and such gets into our lines causing potential problems.
BPAT & CSI handles backflow prevention and customer service inspections-viewing exact points of water usage and determining requirements, ensuring that the city complies with state laws and informing our customers of backflow prevention, maintain records for several years both software and hard copies as per state laws, each month we mail reminders to customers that their annual tests are due.
WATER handles the water mains, line locates, taps, flushing water mains and fire hydrants, water pressure checks, leaks, valves, hydrants, repairs, new installations and meter shop- meter installation and repair, disassembling, cleaning, repairing, replacing and testing of defective or worn water meters including residential, commercial and fire hydrant meters.
SEWER handles the sewer mains, line locates, taps, preventive maintenance, manhole overflows-stoppage and overflow cleanup, flushing sewer lines, leaks, repairs and new installations.
LIFT STATIONS handle the lift station facilities, maintain grounds, maintenance and repair of pumps that receive and pump the city’s sewage onto the wastewater treatment plant.
OPERATIONS handle the operation of the public water system with water pump station facilities, water sampling, maintenance and repair of pumps, motors and chlorinators, maintain grounds, water storage tanks and the SCADA computer system. SCADA is the acronym for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems.