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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014  06:52:42 AM

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Water buffaloes filled with potable water stand ready for use under a water tower outside the 36th Engineer Brigade’s Rugged Hall barracks Tuesday. In response to interrupted water service to the installation due to a break in a main water pipeline, thousands were told to stay home on Monday.
Water pipeline break. Thousands stay home Monday
A main water distribution pipeline, serving several Central Texas communities including Fort Hood, broke Sunday creating a need for Stage 4 (Critical) Emergency Water Conservation on the installation and causing post senior leaders to tell all but emergency essential troops and employees to stay home Monday. This interruption in the main water supply line that serves the post from the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 meant consumption of water by all customers was limited to essential use only until the water supply interruption was corrected. Customers were highly encouraged to conserve water, using only for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene until situation was resolved. Water conservation measures set in motion the prohibition of lawn irrigation, washing o...» read more
 
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