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Boil water notice issued for some Killeen residents

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Posted at 8:20 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 21:20:26-04

KILLEEN, TX — The City of Killeen issued a boil water notice effective Thursday, Aug. 29 for some Killeen residents.

Residents of properties located at 111 to 215 Danielle Drive should boil all water prior to consumption starting Thursday.

The city said a contractor is extending a water main for new development and must interrupt water service to complete the work, making a boil order necessary.

Residents at these properties should boil water until water sampling results confirm that no contamination occurred, according to officials.

When boiling is no longer necessary, the city will issue a public notice to residents.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system officials will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.