The City of Killeen has just received confirmation that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is not able to lift the city-wide boil water notice (BWN), pending additional monitoring of select samples.
Yesterday city officials announced that the first set of samples had been sent to a lab and results were expected after 9p.m. tonight. TCEQ would then have to approve lifting the BWN throughout the northeastern portion of the city only, following that 24-hour testing process.
With this latest information, TCEQ will not be able to provide an update to our city officials or the public until some samples have further monitoring and are returned. They have not provided a timeline, but the City will continue to update the public.
The City has been under a BWN since Oct. 19, after our daily and quarterly testing found chlorine residuals below TCEQ guidelines in samples taken from six of nine sites. Monthly testing also occurs regularly.
For a look at all 12 press releases the City has posted with information about this BWN, please visit our website at http://www.killeentexas.gov/civicalerts.aspx.
For a look at the full BWN presentation that Public Works presented at our Oct. 26 Council Meeting on what led to this situation and plans to prevent a similar incident in the future, you can visit our website at http://www.killeentexas.gov/281/Council-Live-Streaming