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City of Killeen's water conservation restrictions lifted

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 17:56:58-05

KILLEEN, TX — UPDATE:

City of Killeen water conservation restrictions were lifted Feb. 22. Normal usage may resume, but the boil water order remains in effect. All water should be boiled prior to consumption.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The city of Killeen is asking residents to conserve water as power outages have significantly impacted the water supply.

The city of Killeen is now implementing stage 5 water restrictions to conserve. Stage 5 restrictions call for reducing demand by 40% due to major 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, email wsoperations@killeentexas.gov or call 254-501-6320. 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.

The city of Killeen's water supply is barely meeting demand at this time. As outages occur, boil water notices will be issued.