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Emergency Water Conservation Restrictions Still in Effect after Bell Co Water Line Break

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(KCEN) -- Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend. The break happened at the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District #1.Officials with the Bell County WCID #1 say a contractor was digging trenches to install water and sewage lines Saturday afternoon near Lake Belton at the Water Treatment Plant when they struck the line.

The City of Killeen is reporting the line repair was completed last night. But it'll take some time for the water system to refill, so Emergency Conservation Plans will remain in effect.

Copperas Cove remains under a Stage 5 Emergency Water restrictions.

Stage 5 restrictions prohibit lawn irrigation, washing of vehicles, filling of pools and non-essential indoor and outdoor use.

The City of Copperas Cove had originally asked food service establishments to close their doors on Sunday if they were using City water. They City allowed food service establishments to return to regular operation after 10 a.m. Monday. You can find full details of Copperas Cove's Stage 5 plan here.

The City of Killeen is under Stage 4 water restrictions which also prohibits using water to irrigate lawns, washing cars, filling swimming pools, etc. Killeen Mayor Scott Cosper says food service establishments in Killeen are being encouraged not to use water as well. You can find full details of Killeen's Stage 4 plan here.

Fort Hood is also now in Stage 4 (critical) Emergency Conservation as a result of this line break. The III Corps and Fort Hood Facebook page says all units will cancel physical training tomorrow, July 14. Mission essential workers will only be asked to report to Fort Hood on Monday. Soldiers, DA civilian employees and contractors should check with their supervisors on whether or not they need to report for work.

All child development centers, including Meadows CDC, the designated CDC for use by key and essential personnel, will be closed.

CRDAMC outpatient services on Fort Hood and at the Copperas Cove Medical Home will be cancelled and need to be rescheduled. Harker Heights and Killeen Medical Homes will be open for appointed patients.

Surgeries will occur as scheduled unless cancelled on a case by case basis by your provider.  Oupatient clinic procedures will be cancelled and rescheduled.

Physical fitness centers will remain closed. Full details on Fort Hood entering Stage 4 and work delays can be found here.

Fort Hood was also issued a “Boil Water Alert” Monday morning from their water utility supplier American Water in effect for customers in all housing areas, all of main cantonment of Fort Hood, including Carl R. Darnall Medical Center due to the loss of potable water supply from Fort Hood's water supplier. The "Boil Water Notice" order will remain in effect until officials from American Water receive confirmation from laboratory analysis that the water quality meets drinking water standards.



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