On June 7, 2023, the water may have been off while a contractor replaced a gate valve on the city water main. The areas affected by this water shutoff are as follows:

400 Cheetah Trail thru 416 Cheetah Trail.

TCEQ Required Notice:

Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Harker Heights, PWS 0140023, to notify all customers at the above listed properties to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g. washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all affected customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system officials will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. 

If you have questions regarding this matter you may contact:

Public Works Department at 254-953-5649,
Mark Hyde, Public Works Director at 254-953-5641 or
David Mitchell, City Manager at 254-953-5600


Harker Heights Parks and Rec Hiring Aquatics Staff to Keep Carl Levin Park Pool Open this Summer

The City of Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department are hiring part-time aquatic staff to keep Carl Levin Park Outdoor Pool open this summer for regular programming. The main need are American Red Cross certified lifeguards, though other opportunities are available, as well.

The Carl Levin Park Outdoor Pool is a seasonal pool operated by the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department. The pool typically opens on Memorial Day Weekend and closes mid-August. Last year, due to a nation-wide shortage of part-time aquatics staff, the Carl Levin Park Outdoor Pool reduced hours, limited aquatics programs, and had a delayed opening.

“We were disappointed that we were not fully staffed last year,” said Jeff Achee, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Harker Heights. “We are working hard this year to try and be fully staffed and offer as much programming as we can, but at this point we will not be able to open with the staff we have.”

To encourage applicants, Harker Heights Parks and Recreation will offer reimbursement for American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification to offset the up-front costs that applicants must pay. To be eligible for reimbursement, the applicant must have received certification after January 1, 2023 and must agree to work through at least August 13, 2023. Because the pool facility does not have a “deep end,” certification courses cannot be conducted at the pool and must be sought out elsewhere.

“Staff is excited to meet those in our community who want to help provide a community service in a fun and safe atmosphere,” said Kiarrah Carlisle, Athletics & Aquatics Coordinator for the City of Harker Heights.

For more information, please contact Jeff Achee, Kiarrah Carlisle, or Wesley Alvarez 254-953-5657 or visit

Carl Levin Park Pool


Notice is hereby given that a public hearing to amend the City of Harker Heights’ Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 will be held on March 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at the Harker Heights City Hall in the Kitty Young Council Chambers, 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas.

The fee schedule is proposed to be amended as follows:

 Rates, Sanitation   Current Fee Amount   Proposed Fee Amount   Fee Unit 
 Commercial, Dumpster  -   -   Contact Waste Management 
 Commercial Pickup  $18.88   $21.76   Per month
 Commercial Pickup, Additional Trash Cart   $15.00   $5.45   Each
 Drop Site Fee  $1.00   $1.00   Per month
 Residential Pickup  $18.88   $19.45   Per month
 Residential Pickup, Additional Trash Cart  $5.00   $5.45   Each
 Trash Cart Replacement  $70.00   $70.00   Each


The Texas legislature recently passed H.B. 872 which amended the Texas Utility Code to make utility customer information confidential by default. Residents do have the right to disclose your information under the Public Information Act to a specific person and / or to the public by completing a Request for Disclosure of Information Form and returning it to the Utility Administration Office. This form can be found on our website or obtained in the Utility Administration Office and returned by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by dropping off at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, TX 76548

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Harker Heights, TX. 76548