KILLEEN, Texas (June 7, 2023) – The City of Killeen’s Public Works Department confirms a lift station and the entire sewer collection system is back to normal operations, following a sewage leak southeast of Texas A&M Central Texas, adjacent to Reece Creek.
The spill was contained by Monday, June 5 and TTG Construction completed the repair Tuesday evening. The system was back to normal just before 9 this morning. Crews confirm the cause was a pipe that ruptured. Crews responded at 5:30p.m. on June 4 and conducted a thorough inspection where the sewage was entering.
This morning, staff monitored air relief valves along the force main after a pump at the lift station was turned on, and the valves were releasing the air out of the force main as they are designed to do. By 8:15a.m., the manhole near the repair site that was overflowing stopped overflowing.
The Environmental Team contacted / notified 50 property owners who have water wells adjacent to the creek. TTG is scheduled to complete final backfilling and cleanup by the end of the day. The Environmental Team, with help from the City’s Mowing and Drainage division, will continue sampling water in the creek at the selected sites and will monitor the stretch of the creek looking for any adverse impacts to wildlife.
City staff has worked continuously since the discovery and worked closely with environmental agencies and additional contractors to resolve the leak.