BOIL WATER GRAPHIC

A boil-water notice has been issued effective 11:30 p.m. Friday for all properties located in Harker Heights, city officials said.

A water shortage caused by extreme winter weather has reduced water pressure and services. As a precaution, customers who have experienced low water pressure and/or no water service should boil all water prior to consumption, according to a news release from the city of Harker Heights.

Public notice has been issued at harkerheights.gov.

The City of Harker Heights and the VFW of Harker Heights were planing open a water-filling stations for residents without water service, according to a post on the city’s website.

The stations are at the Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing, and at the VFW Harker Heights, 201 VFW Drive. They will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The city did not list for any times on Sunday.

However, at about 11 a.m. Saturday, a sign at the recreation center said water was not yet available at the filling station.

Residents must bring their own containers to fill, and amounts may be limited depending on demand.

The Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, the city of Harker Heights water provider, is beginning to push water to the city and the city will be getting water to residents as their tanks fill up, according to city officials.

Jerry Bark, the spokesman for the city of Harker Heights, said that there are residents in the city that don’t have water but he said there is no certain percentage or number of people that do not.

He also provided three reasons as to why residents may not have water.

The pressure plan that their residence is located on.

Frozen lines within the household.

Broken waterlines that is inhibiting the pressure flow within their homes or an unknown waterline broken on the city’s side.

254-501-7464 | hking@kdhnews.com

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