The City of Killeen has drinkable water again as the boil water notice that was in place for the last 10 days has been lifted.
According to our news partners at KWTX, approval came from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today (Friday, Oct. 29) to lift the boil water notice. Parts of Killeen had the notice lifted on Thursday.
Killeen Mayor, Jose Segarra said,
“The health and safety of our citizens has always been a top priority. We understand this has been an inconvenience for many, but our crews have done everything in their power to work with TCEQ and WCID and come to a resolution. We have plans in place to prevent a similar situation in the future and we truly appreciate everyone’s patience.”
Chlorine residuals were found to be below TCEQ guidelines on October 19 prompting the notice and forcing some area business' to temporarily shut down.
In a press conference on Thursday Mayor Seggara described the situation as a 'fluke' saying “It’s one of those things we’ll definitely prepare for in the future.”.
The Bell County Water Control and Improvement District will continue to perform its chlorine conversion across all areas it services, including Belton, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville and the Fort Hood Military Reservation until Nov. 21.
Residents may still experience taste and odor changes related to the chlorine disinfectant conversion.
Daily and quarterly testing results have been posted to The City of Killeen's website at https://www.killeentexas.gov/294/Public-Works.