**When specifically mentioned, residents should adhere to the DESIGNATED WATER DAY plan. Determine what is your designated water day using the following chart.
Designated Water Day Schedule
Last digit of address: Days of month
1 & 2: 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26
3 & 4: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27
5 & 6: 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28
7& 8: 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29
9 & 0: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
It is the duty of the city of Killeen to ensure that water resources within our community are adequate today and tomorrow. Through voluntary compliance with the Water Conservation Plan, residents demonstrate a commitment to our community and its resources.
To determine what stage of the Water Conservation Plan we are operating under, contact City Hall at (254) 501-7600 or (254) 501-7751, watch the government access channel (Time Warner Cable Channel 10), or check this page.
When did Killeen adopt a water conservation plan?
On June 30, 1998 the Killeen City Council adopted a Water Conservation Plan. The plan determines how residents are to use water resources between May 1 and September 30 of each calendar year. The plan allows for efficiency and detail when addressing water use within the City of Killeen.
It is the desire of the City to educate and inform the residents of the need to exercise wise judgment in the use of water. By complying with the voluntary conservation of water between May 1 and September 30 each year, the City hopes to avoid advancing past Stage 1 of the four stage Water Conservation Plan.
Voluntary Conservation encourages residents to voluntarily limit the amount of water used to the amount essential for health, business, and outdoor water use. Stage 1 automatically goes into effect each year from May 1 until September 30.
Residents are encouraged to voluntarily limit outdoor watering by sprinklers and soakers to the hours of 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. The use of irrigation systems is encouraged between midnight and 10 a.m. Plant nurseries are encouraged to curtail nonessential water use.
Residents are also encouraged to repair any leaking valves, faucets, sprinkler heads or other leaks, to refrain from washing sidewalks, patios and other paved areas, to adjust sprinklers to prevent water runoff and to be cognizant of water runoff when washing cars or other activities.
Mandatory Water Use
Management mandates that any outdoor irrigation occur between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. Irrigation of vegetation by permanently installed irrigation systems should take place solely between midnight and 10 a.m. Residents can conduct hand held watering at any time during Stage 2.
Stage 2 still allows for the watering of ground foundations between midnight and 10 a.m., as well as the use of water for land development and building construction processes.
Permits for drawing water from designated fire hydrants must be obtained from the city's Public Works Department.
PROHIBITED under Stage 2 of the plan are the following:
Emergency Water Use
Management enforces all of the restrictions of Stage 2 with some added guidelines. Under Stage 3 outdoor irrigation is relegated to the same time period.
However, Stage 3 mandates outdoor irrigation may occur only on designated water days.*
Under Stage 3 car washing at any location other than a commercial car wash is prohibited. Car washing at commercial car washes must occur only between the hours of noon and 8 p.m.
PROHIBITED under Stage 3 of the plan are the following:
Emergency Water Use
Management enforces all elements of Stage 3. Outdoor irrigation of vegetation using hand held hoses or watering cans is permitted between the hours of 6-10 a.m. and 7-10 p.m.
PROHIBITED under Stage 4 of the plan are the following:
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