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City of Harker Heights urging residents to conserve water as Stage 4 water restrictions are implemented

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:08:24-05

HARKER HEIGHTS, TX — The city of Harker Heights is urging residents to preserve water service as extreme weather conditions continue. The city is experiencing a limited water supply from its water supplier.

The city is now implementing Stage 4 water restrictions to help conserve what water supply is available.

Stage 4 water restrictions mean residents should reduce demand by 20% due to major water line breaks or pump system failures.

The city is asking residents to conserve water over the next 24-48 hours by:

  • Not storing large amounts of water by filling bathtubs or other containers.
  • If water lines are frozen call 254-681-6779. The city will send a crew to shut off water at the meter.
  • Dripping faucets should be turned off once temperatures reach 30 degrees. You do not need to drip all faucets in your home.
  • Avoid using washing machines or dishwashers.
  • Store one gallon of water per person for the next 24 hours. If dripping faucets drip into containers.