Water main break

Workmen dig 2 feet of ground from under a water main so a one joint prestressed 48-inch concrete pipe at 18-feet long, costing $18,000 can be fitted to the damaged pipe off Rosemont in Belton. A contractor ruptured the water line Saturday, July 12, 2014, costing the repair to rise to about $70,000.

Update: WCID-1 completed repairs to the water main break late last night, according to Hilary Shine, Killeen spokeswoman. Killeen, Harker Heights, Fort Hood and Copperas Cove are still urging water conservation as the system works to "catch up."


Update: Stage 4 conservation is still in effect. Residents are still urged to limit water use to bathing, drinking and other necessities.


Update: WCID-1 officials expect repairs to be complete by 8 p.m. with full water service by early Monday afternoon. In the meantime, residents in Killeen, Harker Heights, Fort Hood and Copperas Cove are still urged to limit water use to bathing, drinking and other necessities.

Killeen closed its swimming pools through Monday.


Killeen is requiring all residents to conserve water after a water main break Saturday.

Crews are working on emergency repairs to the line that brings water from Bell County Water Improvement District No. 1 to Killeen, Harker Heights and Fort Hood. Officials hope to complete repairs late Sunday.

Killeen entered Stage 4 conservation Sunday morning, which limits water use to essential needs only, city spokeswoman Hilary Shine said in a news release. Fort Hood also entered Stage 4 Sunday and urged conservation.

Nonessential use, including watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools, should be avoided until repairs are made.

For more information about water conservation, go to http://www.killeentexas.gov/wcp.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at chaefner@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7551.

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