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Killeen Daily Herald Front Page Article on E.coli

In light of the Killeen Daily Herald article published this morning, we would like to reassure all of our members that the Kempner Water Supply Corporation (KWSC) water is safe to drink and has not been affected from any organic or non-organic contamination. We conduct water quality analysis on a continuous daily basis and are conducting extended testing based on this article.

The contamination mentioned in the article is isolated to the Tuscany Meadows subdivision in Harker Heights which is located next to the WCID1 sewer plant. KWSC draws its water quite some distance from the affected area and no impact is anticipated on our facility. The Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Army Corps of Engineers, and TCEQ (state regulatory agency) have provided no notification or watches that would impact our facility or Central Texas Water Supply Corporation. If there had been a problem of any concern, we would have been notified before reading about it in the Killeen Daily Herald, 2 weeks after the fact.

We will continue our extended water quality analysis to ensure there is no impact on our water supply. If you have any questions, please contact me at 254-681-8042.

Delores Atkinson, General Manager,
Kempner Water Supply Corporation