Trash pickup returns in Georgetown plus other winter storm updates Feb. 19

Here is what you need to know in Georgetown on Feb. 19. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is what you need to know in Georgetown on Feb. 19. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know in Georgetown on Feb. 19. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know in Georgetown on Feb. 19.

Trash pickup

Trash pickup began once again Feb. 19 after a winter storm sidelined operations the week of Feb. 15.

The transfer station remained closed on Feb. 19 but will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 20-21 to allow for solid waste and recycling customers to drop off 1 cubic yard of landfill trash, 3 cubic yards of brush or yard trimmings, and unlimited recyclables at no charge. The transfer station is located at 250 W. L. Walden Drive, Georgetown. Customers should bring a utility bill and matching ID.

Regular services will begin Feb. 22, and carts should be placed curbside on normal collection days. Extra recycling can be placed in cardboard boxes next to the recycling cart.

Water filling station and boil water notice

Georgetown has opened a water filling station at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., for anyone who needs it.

The station will be open from 12:30-5 p.m. on Feb. 19. There is a 20-gallon limit per family, and individuals should bring their own containers. COVID-19 safety protocols, including mask-wearing and physical distancing, are in place.

The city is also working to get drinking water to distribute, and updates will be provided as they are available, officials said.

While water services are stabilizing and starting to return, city officials warn as temperatures rise and water pressure returns, pipes that have frozen may burst. Officials recommend residents should continue to drip faucets. This water can be collected to help with drinking or nonpotable uses, such as flushing toilets.

As of 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 19, more than 19,600 Georgetown water customers remained under a boil-water notice, according to the city’s water outage map. Residents should boil their water before consuming.

If you have an outage, please visit, call 512-930-3640, or email [email protected]

Electricity outages

While most city electricity customers have had service restored, at least two areas have been identified without power as of 9 a.m. on Feb. 19, according to the city’s power outage map.

Officials said while the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state electric grid operator, no longer requires utilities to drop customers to maintain the statewide grid stability, rotating outages are still possible until the grid is completely stabilized.

As of 9 a.m. on Feb. 19, customers of Pedernales Electric Cooperative too appeared to have service restored, according to PEC’s power outage map; however, a few Georgetown Oncor customers continued to be without power, according to Oncor’s power outage map.

“The low temperatures, hazardous road conditions and residual impacts of controlled outages on our equipment has complicated the restoration process, though personnel continue to work 24/7,” Oncor said on its website.

Warming center

A warming center has been opened at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. The center is open 24/7 but is not set up for long-term or overnight stay.

Individuals should bring medications, baby food and diapers, phones and chargers, snacks and refillable water bottles. Food, showers and transportation are not provided.

Pets are allowed in portable crates or kennels.


Baylor Scott & White Pflugerville
Ascension, Baylor Scott & White to require all employees be fully vaccinated against coronavirus by fall

Ascension and Baylor Scott & White have announced all eligible employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming months. 

Wise Owls Initiative collects and delivers handmade greeting cards to seniors at several long-term care facilities. (Courtesy Wise Owls Initiative)
Cedar Park nonprofit works to fight negative effects of isolation on seniors

The nonprofit partners with long-term care facilities in Williamson County to connect with elderly residents.

Georgetown City Council will hear the final proposed budget Aug. 10. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown considering $90.4M budget, prepares for growth

The budget draft includes sales tax revenues totaling $23.9 million, and the city plans to add about 51 new positions.

The home prices at Berry Creek range from mid-$300,000-$2 million. (Courtesy Austin Home Search)
Featured neighborhood: Get to know Berry Creek in Georgetown

The neighborhood still has available lots and nearby amenities such as the Berry Creek Country Club.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Habitat For Humanity
More than $500K of federal funding to support Williamson County affordable housing projects

Williamson County will receive more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support infrastructure and public facilities projects.

New homes are under construction in Georgetown. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)
Learn tips from a Georgetown Realtor about the real estate market

Learn what to do before you sell your home and what buyers are looking for.

Chick-fil-A will open a location in downtown Austin on July 29. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A coming to downtown Austin; Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Located at 600 Congress Ave., Ste. C150, the newest outpost for the fast-food fried chicken giant is locally owned by Luke Steigmeyer.

Urban Glow Skincare Studio opened in Georgetown on July 15. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Urban Glow Skincare Studio now open in Georgetown

The business offers facial, facial waxing, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, and lash extensions.

Interested residents can apply for the city's leadership academy to learn about how to be an effective leader. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown seeks applicants for leadership academy

Participants in the academy will gain a deeper understanding about the city's inner workings.

State Rep. Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin sent a letter July 23 urging Gov. Greg Abbott to allow schools to require masks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas state reps. call on Abbott to permit school mask mandates amid rising COVID-19 cases

The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Vikki Goodwin, called upon Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to permit school districts to enact mask mandates and provide virtual learning options.