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Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-25-18 Water Service to be off Wednesday in 1500 and 1600 Blocks of Illinois Avenue

Water service will be unavailable Wednesday from 7 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. for properties in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Illinois Avenue. Once service is restored, affected residents must boil water until further notice.


City crews will be repairing a fire hydrant that serves this area and must turn off water service in order to complete the work. The fire hydrant will be replaced, water lines will be flushed and bacterial samples will be taken in accordance with 290.47(h).


Illinois Avenue will be reduced to one lane from Ohio Avenue west to Louisiana Street while the project is accomplished. Motorists are asked to use caution, obey signage and plan alternate routes.


A BOIL WATER NOTICE is issued for properties in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Illinois Avenue beginning Wednesday, May 30, at 7 a.m. Residents of this area should boil all water prior to consumption until water sampling results confirm that no contamination occurred. Public notice will be issued when the notice is lifted.

 

TCEQ Required Notice:

 

Due to conditions caused by maintenance of the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires the city of Killeen, PWS 0140006, to notify all customers in the above listed area to boil their water prior to consumption. Affected individuals were notified in person or with a notice hung on the door. A press release was issued and local news agencies were notified prior to the repair.

 

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 consumption. 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 water system officials will notify you.

 

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact the Water and Sewer Services help line at 254-501-6319.

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