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399 N. Texas St. (Hwy 19)
PO Box 100
cityinfo@emorytx.com
Tel: 903-473-2465
Fax: 903-473-2110

City of Emory

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BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR COMMUNITY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS

SEPTEMBER 15, 2023

Due to, reduced distribution system pressure, line break, located between Clark St., Rhodes, McMillian, Hwy 275 and the West side of North Hwy 19, Emory, Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Emory TX1900001 public water system to notify customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakend immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making 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, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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 other people who drinking 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 or concerning this matter, you may contact Blake Brumit, Public Works Director at 903-473-2465 x110, Emory City Hall, 399 N. Texas St., Emory, Texas. The public water system customers and the executive director shall be able to reach the public water system at one of the numbers listed in this notice. If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call 512-239-4691.

SMALL TAXING UNIT NOTICE

The City of Emory will hold a meeting at 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 12th at Emory City Hall, 399 N. Texas Street, Emory, Texas to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2023. The proposed tax rate is $0.282461 per $100 of value.

The proposed tax rate would increase total taxes in City of Emory by 6%.

Visit Texas.gov/Property Taxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property. 

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

"THE CITY OF EMORY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE."

"THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY .7% AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $0.72."

Peoples Telephone is installing fiber internet through out the City of Emory. You may notice contractors working in your neighborhood. If you experience a water outage during the hours of 8am - 4:30pm please contact the City of Emory at 903-473-2465 x 102. If the outage occurs after hours please call the on-call number 903-458-1290. 

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City of Emory
Upcoming Closings
for 2023


Monday, October 9th - Columbus Day
Friday, November 10th - Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 22nd - CLOSE at 12pm
Thursday, November 23rd - Thanksgiving Holiday 
Friday, December 22nd - CLOSE at 12pm
Monday, December 25th - Christmas Holiday
Tuesday, December 26th - Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 29th - CLOSE at 12pm
Monday, January 1st - New Years Holiday


 

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City of Emory moves to Stage 1 of Drought Contingency Plan

The City of Emory has implemented Stage 1 of our Drought Contingency Plan effective Tuesday, August 9th due to high water consumption, and consistent high temperatures over the past several weeks. This is the first of six stages that consist of (1) MILD Water Shortage Conditions, (2) MODERATE Water Shortage Conditions, (3) SEVERE Water Shortage Conditions, (4) CRITICAL Water Shortage Conditions, (5) EMERGENCY Water Shortage Conditions, and (6) WATER ALLOCATION.

Stage 1 is a voluntary reduction on the use of water. Because of our responsibility to you, we are requesting that you help us by cutting down on your water usage where you can. Try to do one thing each day to save water. Every drop counts, and every person can make a difference. Check every faucet in your home or business for leaks. Just a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons a day. Fix it, and you can save almost 6,000 gallons a year. Remember to use the amount of water that you actually need. Encourage your family members to keep looking for ways to conserve water in and around your home or business.

If the city has to move into Stage 2, we will contact the Rains County Leader for publication and information will appear on the city's website and on your water bill.

For more information, contact City Hall at 903-473-2465.

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