KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen City Council voted to approve the rehabilitation of over 15,000 feet of wastewater piping Tuesday evening.
The city says the close to $1.8 million falls within the already approved budget, but the council still needed to vote. The project was unanimously approved by the council.
Council members said they supported this much-needed project as long as it fell within the budget.
"They have ran into a lot of problems with those pipes, so now it's time to do something about it. So, their doing that and we have money in the budget to do it. In actuality, it should have been done a long time ago," said council member Shirley Fleming.
The city will be replacing the wastewater pipes in the northwest area of Killeen.
Some of those pipes have been there for over 70 years.