About the Water Quality in Killeen, TX
Most residents of Killeen City get their water from Belton Lake which is then piped into homes after treatment by the Water & Sewer Services Division of the city. The water is typically exposed to all kinds of contaminants including acid rain, chemical contaminants, and naturally occurring minerals. While treatment plants do successfully remove most of these contaminants, some trace elements of these still remain even after treatment. The minerals that are in the water may also make the water hard, thus altering the taste of the water.
The net result is that this water is not as pure as water that has undergone softening and filtration. Users may also notice that such water needs more soap when doing the laundry or the dishes.