What Is Happening To Your Texas Drinking Water?
February starts in less than a week, and there are a lot of advantages, and disadvantages ahead with the short month. The time between your mortgage or rent payment probably falls into the disadvantage. When things like month long adjustments occur to the water in Killeen, February is just the right length.
What water is being adjusted?
Periodically, water systems have to be recalibrated. This means the ammonia is being drained, and a slightly elevated amount of chlorine will be added. This increase is safely within the guidelines for what is safe.
Why is the water being purified?
Every once in a while you have to change out the ammonia that is present in the water because it becomes no longer effective in combating bacteria and viruses.
When will the water changes occur?
The process will begin on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023. It is scheduled to last for the whole month, but by the end everything should be finished.
Where will the water changes happen?
According to KWTX, water for Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Nolanville, and the Fort Hood Military Reservation will be going through the scheduled purification process.
Who will even notice?
There's a small chance you will smell and taste a difference in the water. With the ammonia flushed out, and then replaced, you may be able to pick up on the leftover chlorine taste, and even the smell could be a bit off. Hydrants will also be flushed regularly, so some air will also be passing through your pipes. Thankfully February is the shortest month, and once everything returns to normal quickly. Besides, you can always drink the bottled stuff in the interim. Isn't America great!