Update: Water Main Break Means Critical Conservation
Update: Only Mission Essential Personnel report to work on Fort Hood Monday Morning, July 14.
According to a Fort Hood Press release, the III Corps and Fort Hood senior commander has directed that only key and essential personnel report to Fort Hood July 14 due to the current water shortage conditions. Soldiers, DA civilian employees and contractors should check with their supervisors for clarification on who must report to work.
All child development centers, including Meadows CDC, the designated CDC for use by key and essential personnel, will be closed.
CRDAMC outpatient services on Fort Hood and at the Copperas Cove Medical Home will be cancelled and need to be rescheduled. Harker Heights and Killeen Medical Homes will be open for appointed patients.
Surgeries will occur as scheduled unless cancelled on a case by case basis by your provider. Oupatient clinic procedures will be cancelled and rescheduled.
CRDAMC staff should report as per a Training Holiday schedule. Check with your supervisors and refer to the CRDAMC Homepage/Facebook for additional guidance.
All Killeen City Pools closed Sunday and will reopen Tuesday July 15. Area restaurants have also been asked to close until Monday.
Because of a water main break, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Fort Hood and Harker Heights residents must now curtail any use of water that is not necessary for health and safety.
Prohibited uses include irrigating lawns and foundations, washing cars, charity car washes, ornamental fountains, filling swimming pools, etc.
There was a water main break to a Bell County WCID #1 transmission line that supplies water to Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, and Harker Heights. Bell County WCID #1 is repairing the main at this time.
Because of the water main break the city of Copperas Cove is in Stage Five of Water Conservation. A Cove press release states: Consumption of water by all customers SHALL be limited to essential use only until the water supply interruption is corrected, which at this point we believe may be midday Sunday. This includes prohibition of lawn irrigation, washing of vehicles, filling of pools, non‐essential indoor and outdoor use, etc.