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May 7, 2022 1:11 PM

Lake Belton Water Treatment Plant loses significant pressure

Local entities asked to conserve water

WCID #1 has issued a press release regarding a significant loss of pressure at the Lake Belton Water Treatment Plant.
Please refer to their press release and send any inquiries their way.
*WCID 1: 254-749-5076*

Press Release from WCID #1
48 inch main break
May 7, 2022
This morning at approximately 5am, Operators at the Lake Belton Water Treatment Plant
observed a significant loss of pressure on a portion of the outgoing treated water system. Upon
further investigation, a 48 inch concrete steel cylinder water main was found to be leaking and
losing a significant amount of water.
This pipeline is the primary delivery facility for Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove and others
served by Bell County Water Control & Improvement District #1 (WCID 1).
Archer Western Contractors has been contacted and will be at the leak site to commence
making repairs by noon. WCID 1 crews have isolated and dewatered the damaged segment and
are in the process of transporting repair materials to the site.
Due to the significant water loss and this 48 inch main being out of service, WCID 1 has asked
all of its customers to initiate the appropriate stage of their Drought Contingency Plan which
would result in an approximate 50% reduction in water use and would include the cessation of
car wash and laundromat activities for at least the next 24 hours.
Please contact Ricky Garrett, WCID 1 General Manager at 254-749-5076 for more information

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