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New water treatment plant approved in Killeen

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Killeen city leaders approved a new water treatment plant on Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

Bell County Water Control Improvement District Number 1 will issue bonds to fund the project. Killeen's share in the bonds adds up to nearly $30 million.

Once the plant is running, Killeen residents can expect 10 million gallons per day from the lake.

"We've known for a couple years that it was just about time to make a decision. It seems to be the right time," Killeen’s Mayor Dan Corbin said.

Several surrounding cities will take water from the plant, but some - like Belton - decided not to.

"We studied what it would take to get the water from Stillhouse to our transmission lines.
And it would be several million dollars just to get those lines to Belton," Paul Romer with the city of Belton said.

City officials also said none of the Proposition 6 funding options would be used for this treatment plant.

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