Killeen Gives Update as Residents are Still Under a Boil Water Notice
One full week in and the City of Killeen is still under a boil water notice.
As KXXV Channel 25 reports, city officials did send out an update letting residents know that they are focusing on flushing and sampling the distribution system.
The boil water notice began on October 19 when water samples from six different sites were found to have chlorine residuals below the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) guidelines. Residents were asked to boil water for two minutes in order to kill any bacteria that may be present.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is on hand to assist.
Killeen City Council is also inviting residents to a attend a meeting on Tuesday at 5pm to discuss what is happening with the water system. They will also provide a live stream link for those who can not attend the meeting in person. The agenda to that meeting can be found HERE.
The City of Killeen will keep residents informed through their social media sites but says showering and washing hands are still okay. Killeen ISD students are asked to bring bottled water to school.
The Killeen Daily Herald reports that the boil water notice has forced some businesses to close.
No word yet on when the notice will be lifted but according to a report from KCEN, the testing takes a minimum of 24 hours to complete.