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Temple scales back boil order, Belton calls for conservation, Cove and Heights open water stations

Temple is scaling back its boil order, Belton is calling for water conservation and Copperas...
Temple is scaling back its boil order, Belton is calling for water conservation and Copperas Cove has opened a water filling station. (AP/file)(AP)
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 1:43 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 19, 2021 at 5:57 PM CST
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(KWTX) - Temple is scaling back its boil order, Belton is calling for water conservation and Copperas Cove has opened a water filling station.

The Boil Water Notice has been lifted for the previously-affected areas.

City of Temple water customers no longer need to boil water.

The city has limited supplies of bottled water for residents in the affected areas, which will be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday:

• Central Fire Station, 210 N. 3rd St.

• Fire Station #2, 1710 E. Ave H.; and

• Mayborn Civic & Convention Center, 3303 N 3rd St.

Grace Temple Ministries at 801 South 13th St. was later added as an additional water distribution site.

Distribution is limited to one case per household.

Residents who can’t travel safely to a distribution site may call (254) 298-5550 to arrange for delivery.

Potable water is also available at six fire stations. Residents must bring containers:

• Fire Station #3, 3606 Midway Dr,

• Fire Station #4, 411 Waters Dairy Rd.

• Fire Station #5, 510 North Apache

• Fire Station #6, 3620 Range Rd.

• Fire Station #7, 8420 West Adams

• Fire Station #8, 7268 Airport Rd.

BELTON

Belton officials Friday initiated Stage 2 Drought Conditions with the goal of reducing water use by 10%.

““In Belton, the demand for water right now is outpacing supply. Please conserve water now. We are on the verge of a citywide boil order, if demand does not decrease,” spokesman Paul Romer said Saturday morning.

The city is asking residents to take these steps::

• As pipes unfreeze, if a water leak is detected in your home turn the water off immediately. If you need assistance, call us anytime, day or night, at 254-933- 5823.

• Limit water usage during peak times (6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.).

• Stop dripping faucets.

• Do not store water in bathtubs.

• Avoid running dishwashers and washing machines.

• Make sure irrigation systems are off, until restrictions are lifted.

• Take showers instead of baths.

COPPERAS COVE

Copperas Cove has opened a water filling station in the front parking lot of the library at 501 South Main St. for residents in the Mountain Top Water Plain who have no water. The station is open until 4 p.m. Friday. Residents should bring their own containers.

The Copperas Cove Warming Center has been moved from Halstead Elementary School back to the Copperas Cove Civic Center at 1206 West Avenue B.

HARKER HEIGHTS

The City of Harker Heights and the VFW of Harker Heights will open a water filling station for residents without water service.

The stations will be located 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 thru Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

The Recreation Center has lost water so will not open as a water filling station for residents as of Saturday morning.

The city asks you to call 254-953-5657 with questions.

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

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