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City of Flatonia Utility Department -625 W USH 90, Flatonia, TX 78941 - 361-865-9213

The City of Flatonia has a full-service utility department that build, maintains and services:

  • the City's electrical grid,
  • the City's water and sewer distribution system, three water wells with arsenic filtration and treatment facilities, and the wastewater treatment plant
  • the City's roads, alleys, and easements
  • City parks

The Utility Department is led by Director, Jack Pavlas, who supervises seven employees that perform all the functions of the department.  

The Utility Department holds a City-Wide Cleanup in the fall and spring respectively.  The cleanups allow citizens to bring bulky items for disposal to the central collection location at the City's wastewater treatment plant located at 345 I-10 Frontage Road.

Citizens may also dispose of trees, limbs, brush or other natural grown material for burning on the City's burn pile also located at the waste water treatment plant in coordination with the Utility Crew and City Hall.  Please DO NOT go to the Wastewater Treatment Plant without authorization. Please call or stop by City Hall at 125 E. South Main Street (361-865-3548) to make arrangements. 

The Utility Department no longer maintains a city dump, nor performs any trash or recycling service; this is contracted through Texas Disposal Systems.

All citizens of Flatonia are required to connect their residence or business to all City utilities and services.  These include: electrical service, water service, sewer service, garbage and recycling services. 

All utility accounts, establishment of new service, discontinuing of service, or changes to service are coordinated with the Utility Billing Secretary, Herminia Dale, at City Hall, telephone number (361)865-3548 ext. 211.

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    Utility Bill Payments

     

    The City of Flatonia has many options that allow utility customers to conveniently pay their bills.

    Options include:

    • Autodraft from your bank account. See City Hall by phone at (361)865-3548 or in person at 125 E. South Main Street for details and to establish this service.
    • Pay online. This Service is Pending as the City Changes to a New Payment Processing Provider. Please check back for details!
    • Pay at City Hall at 125 E. South Main Street. The city accepts cash, check or credit card payments at the City Hall front desk.
    • Pay by Phone. The City accepts credit card payments of Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover by phone by calling the City Hall front desk at (361) 865-3548 or 3549.
    • Pay by Mail. Citizens may send their utility payment via the return envelope within their monthly utility bill mailed to the account holder. The City's mailing address is PO Box 329, Flatonia, TX  78941.
    • City Drop Box. The City accepts utility bill payments in the drop box located immediately to the right of the main front doors to City Hall. For your security, it is preferable that you not deposit CASH payments in the dropbox.

       

    For questions or concerns about your billing, please contact the City by phone at (361)865-3548 or in person at 125 E. South Main Street.


  • The City of Flatonia provides the following utilities:

    1. Electrical Service

    2. Water Service

    3.  Wastewater Service

    4.  Garbage Service and Recycling Service - Contracted through Texas Disposal Systems

    Any residential or commercial entity within the Flatonia city limits is required to be connected to city utilities and trash service.  Application for a residential or commercial utility account is available at the main office for the City of Flatonia in City Hall or linked below. 

    Utility deposits vary depending on residential vs. commercial.  Please speak to or email Herminia Dale, Utility Billing Secretary, at City Hall (361-865-3548) for details.

    New Utility Account Packet

    Información del Depósito de Utilidades

    Direct Deposit Forms

    Request to Change Name on Utility Account

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    The City of Flatonia has made significant improvements in their water and wastewater infrastructure over the past few years, giving the City capacity to grow.
     
    The City of Flatonia provides reliable and affordable electricity, water, and wastewater.
     
    For more information on Flatonia utility services, please contact Herminia Dale at 361-865-3548.


    Sewer*
    consumption in gallons of water
       3,000  10,000  25,000
     Residential  $21.00  $32.20  $56.20
     Commercial  $25.00  $39.70  $71.20

    *These rates are for customers inside the city limits.  For rates outside the city limits, please contact City Hall.
    Water*
    consumption in gallons of water
    3,000 10,000 25,000
     Residential  $22.00  $39.50  $92.00
     Commercial  $24.00  $41.50  $94.00

    *These rates are for customers inside the city limits. For rates outside the city limits, please contact City Hall.
    Trash Service*
     
    The City of Flatonia contracts with Texas Disposal Systems to provide trash service for those who live within the city limits and those who have city services and request trash service outside of the city limits.  Residential customers who live inside the city limits also receive recycling service.  Recycling is available to commercial customers for a charge depending on the size of recycling container you need.  Please contact City Hall to determine your cost.  

    Residential trash service is weekly with recycling every other week.  The calendar for residential pickup for 2021 is here.  You can also sign up for the Waste Wizard app and for text alerts as to trash and recycling service at your home or business here.

     

    2019 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water System CITY OF FLATONIA

     

    07/22/2020
    Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1, to December 31, 2019

    For more information about this report or questions regarding your drinking water, please contact Jack Pavlas with the Water and Wastewater Department at (361) 865-9213.

    En Español—Este reporte incluye información importante sobre el agua para tomar. Para asistencia en español, favor de llamar al teléfono (361) 865-3548.
  • Connecting to City Utilities, Garbage and Recycling

    City Utilities include Water, Wastewater, Electrical, Garbage and Recycling.  Utility bills are bundled and include all five services whether the customer uses them or not. 

    To connect water, sewer and electrical systems of your structure you must make a deposit for utilities and pay a tap fee (if new installation).  Your plumber and electrician, or you, need to check with the Utility Department to see where the lines need to be run to connect to existing water, sewer or electrical services.  Temporary or Construction Meters must be requested two weeks prior to project start date to schedule installation.  All fees and deposits MUST be paid prior to any connection.

    Refer to fee schedule below for current deposits and tapping fees.

    The release of temporary utilities for construction purposes will be allowed with a utilities deposit; however, this does not authorize occupancy of the building.  Temporary utilities and equipment/appliance checks are not a connect for permanent service and thus may be disconnected at any time for non-compliance or inspections which do not pass code requirements.

     FEE SCHEDULE**

                                                    

    Fines for Un-permitted Project…….………….. Fees double   Sec. A4.006(d)

    Utility Fees – Listed in City of Flatonia Code of Ordinances Section A7.000

                      Sewer tap              $675.00

                      ¾” water tap         $675.00

                      1” water tap          $775.00

                      Larger than 1” tap…………….…….determined by Utility Dept.

                      Electric Line Extension…………….determined by Utility Dept.

                      Cutting street in order to tap………..determined by Utility Dept.

                      Boring in order to tap……………….determined by Utility Dept.

                      Electric pole & Installation…………determined by Utility Dept. 

                      Electric Deposit:     Residential:   $200.00 - Owner occupied     $300.00- Renter   

                     Water Deposit:       Residential:    $50.00 - Owner occupied       $75.00 - Renter

    **Fee schedule subject to change without notice.

    Garbage Rates - Listed in City of Flatonia Code of Ordinances Section A7.000

    Residential:

                                                                              Inside City Limits             Outside City Limits

    1 Cart                                                                          $28.38                              $32.65

    2 Carts                                                                         $45.85                              $52.76

    Each additional cart                                                     $17.46                              $20.11

    Commercial:

    Hand Pick-Up:

                         Number of Pick-ups per week       Inside City Limits          Outside City Limits

                         1 (includes 1 cart)                                   $45.85                              $61.83

                         Each additional cart                                $18.93                              $25.52

     

    Rear load Containers (Dumpsters):

                                                                      2 Cubic Yard Dumpsters

                        Number of Pick-ups/week                Inside City Limits         Outside City Limits

                                            1                                           $115.92                           $154.72

                                            2                                           $228.11                           $273.40

                                            3                                           $343.57                           $411.50

                        Extra pickups will be charged at a rate of $68.79 per pickup.

                                                                      4 Cubic Yard Dumpsters

                        Number of Pick-ups/week                Inside City Limits         Outside City Limits

                                            1                                           $164.31                           $218.92

                                            2                                           $300.56                           $359.95

                                            3                                           $435.41                           $521.73

                        Extra pickups will be charged at a rate of $73.70 per pickup.

                                                                      6 Cubic Yard Dumpsters

                        Number of Pick-ups/week                Inside City Limits         Outside City Limits

                                            1                                           $183.11                           $244.19

                                            2                                           $340.17                           $407.67

                                            3                                           $496.77                           $595.04

                        Extra pickups will be charged at a rate of $78.61 per pickup.

                                                                      8 Cubic Yard Dumpsters

                        Number of Pick-ups/week                Inside City Limits         Outside City Limits

                                            1                                           $218.01                           $290.39

                                           2                                            $402.71                           $482.41

                                            3                                           $576.67                           $702.58

                        Extra pickups will be charged at a rate of $101.38 per pickup.

                        Other Services: Casters and/or Lockbar - $27.00 per dumpster.

    Recycling Rates (pickup every other week) - Listed in City of Flatonia Code of Ordinances Section A7.000, commercial or residential:

                              Type of Container                      Inside City Limits         Outside City Limits

                                 96 Gallon Cart                                $23.20                             $30.06

                                           4 cu. yd.                                $86.20                           $114.65

                                            6 cu. yd.                               $96.81                           $128.70


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