KILLEEN, Texas (July 6, 2023) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has lifted a precautionary wastewater discharge public notice related to a sewage spill on June 5 near Reece Creek.
Due to the rupture of a wastewater force main pipe, The City of Killeen issued a TCEQ Public Notification Form for Wastewater Discharges on June 5, 2023, to the 50 property owners living downstream of the discharge site along Reece Creek. Under the guidance of TCEQ, the City has been sampling and testing the water quality in Reece Creek from upstream of the discharge site to the Lampasas River. On July 5, 2023, the TCEQ gave the City approval to lift the Precautionary Public Notification for Wastewater Discharges that impacted those who have water wells in this area.
On June 7, the City of Killeen’s Public Works Department confirmed the lift station and entire sewer collection system was back to normal operations and the spill was contained on June 5.
City staff has worked continuously since the discovery and worked closely with environmental agencies and additional contractors throughout the process.