Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-26 Expanded

Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Orders to announce the second phase of the ongoing plan to open additional businesses and activities in Texas. This announcement expands upon the businesses and activities included in the first phase of the plan to Open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. All newly opened businesses and services are subject to the recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by DSHS.

Executive Order No. GA-26 Expanded

For more information on Covid-19 related orders and declarations click here.

Water Safety Advisory Related to Reopening Buildings

Water Safety Advisory Related to Reopening Buildings

Business owners, facility managers advised to flush building plumbing systems before reopening

 

As state, county and local officials begin to prepare to allow for some businesses and facilities to reopen, health officials and water experts are advising building owners and managers to take steps to ensure water safety in buildings that have been closed the past several weeks.

Stagnate water in plumbing systems could harbor bacteria or higher concentrations of some metals that could be present in building plumbing systems.  Under normal occupancy and water use conditions, water flows through these plumbing systems and is kept fresh and healthy, avoiding the harmful effects of stagnant water.  The fix for stagnant water in plumbing it to flush it through building pipes and replace it with fresh water from a connected public water system prior to re-opening a building or facility.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and Purdue University’s Center for Plumbing Safety have resources available to help building owners, facility managers and local water providers prepare for the resumption of operations.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html

AWWA:  https://www.awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Resource-Topics/Coronavirus#lt-10681543-shutoffs-and-return-to-service-guidance

Purdue:  https://engineering.purdue.edu/PlumbingSafety/covid19/building-water-safety-study

College Street Road Closure

Road Closures

November 14th – Fully Functioning Lights at Monte Carlo Blvd and Longneck Rd Intersection

Starting November 14th the lights at the intersection on Monte Carlo Blvd and Longneck road will go live! They will be fully functioning (RED, YELLOW, GREEN).

Section of Hazelwood St will be Closed Starting November 4th

Hazelwood St will be closed to thru traffic between 4th St and Boorman St starting November 4th.

Water and Waste Water Rate Comparison over previous Rates Effective 9/15/2019

The City worked with rate consultants for several months in 2019 in order to address citizen
concerns regarding residential water bills. On August 12th, 2019 the City Council adopted a
new Water and Waste Water Rate schedule that should offer some relief for its residential
customers.
Attached is a general comparison of Water and Waste Water charges before and after the
adoption in August.

Click here to review the document.