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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014  03:02:13 AM


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...
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How did the water service interruption affect you?

“It just affected the classes I have; we lost a day.” Capt. Stephen Truesdale, 1st Cav. Div.

“I work at the PX, which wasn’t closed when everything else was, and the water was slow, and the toilets wouldn’t flush in the store.” Darryl Gray, civilian

“My Family couldn’t do a lot of our daily routine things; we couldn’t wash any clothes for a little while.” Pfc. Donald Carter, 69th ADA Bde.

“I’m here TDY to provide command and control systems training at Hood Army Airfield, but we couldn’t do any training because no one could come to work.” Tim Schaefers, retired

“It affected me in a good way because we had an unexpected day off, but I know a lot of people were having problems because of it.” Spc. Chris Cardwell, 3rd Cav. Regt.
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