The city of Round Rock announced in a Feb. 19 news alert it had suspended trash collection for the remainder of the week due to landfill closures. Trash-only services are anticipated to resume Feb. 22.
When trash collections resume Feb. 22, services will include the "plus 7" pickup, per the announcement: Customers can place seven additional bags or bundles adjacent to the bin. Those discarding tree limbs are asked to compile them into bundles 4 feet long or smaller with a weight of 40 pounds or less. Bundles must not exceed 4 inches in diameter.
Round Rock Refuse will resume its normal pickup schedules March 1. Located at 310 Deepwood Drive, Round Rock, The Recycle Center will operate from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily beginning Feb. 20. A list of approved recycling items is available here.
Large tree limb recycling
Beginning Feb. 20, the Brush Recycling Center will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Located at 310 Deepwood Drive, Round Rock, the center accepts larger tree limbs.
For those unable to transport larger limbs to the center, the city of Round Rock is working on establishing a curbside pickup event. However, given recent weather conditions, "it could take up to a month or more before curbside pickup of those items could take place," according to the release. Residents are asked not to place larger limbs on their curbs until a specific curbside pickup date is announced.
Warming center closure
The Baca Center is no longer operating as a warming center due to "the decrease in attendance and expected warmer temperatures today and this weekend," per the release. The warming center closed Feb. 18 and serviced 41 individuals while open. For additional information on area warming shelters, click here. Residents can also call the Williamson County hotline at 512-943-1700 regarding warming centers.
As of 6 a.m. Feb. 19, Oncor confirmed there are roughly 27,000 outages remaining. A significant portion of remaining outages are expected to be repaired and restored by the evening of Feb. 19.
Those without power can report outages by calling 888-313-4747, texting "OUT" to 66267, visiting the MyOncor app or checking out Oncor.com. Oncor's outage map is available here.
The city of Pflugerville, Manville Water Supply Corp. and SouthWest are all under boil-water notices. For customers currently receiving water, residents must boil their water prior to consumption, which includes drinking, cooking, and washing faces and hands. Residents will be alerted when the boil water notice lifts, which is anticipated to last at least one week. For more information, click here.
As of the morning of Feb. 19, the city of Hutto reported water system progress improved overnight, and some residents should have access to low pressure water. However, the city addressed a "critical need to conserve water," noting residents with water leaks or broken pipes must turn water off. Water usage is also noted for bathroom and hand-washing use only, and the city discourages against cleaning dishes or clothes at this time.
The city of Hutto will also likely be on a boil-water notice for the next two days due to an inability to meet minimum pressure requirements. The city will host a bottled water distribution beginning at noon Feb. 19 at the Hutto Police Department, located at 401 Front St., Hutto.
Oncor made improvements overnight, but outages remain in Hutto, the city confirmed Feb. 19. Updates on power outages and estimated service resumptions will be provided as more information is available.