BULKY ITEM PICKUP START MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Rules:

BULKY CURBSIDE PICKUP FLYER

  • Bulky Items must not be placed sooner than 7-days before pickup date. Once trucks have passed your area, they WILL NOT go back for any late placement pickups. Missed pickups caused by late placements or prohibited materials are the property owner’s responsibility, and failure to comply may become a violation.

  • Bulky Items must be placed on the ground, curbside, of garbage paying customer’s property. If you are not a current paying garbage customer of the City, you bulky items will not be picked up. No Alleys, No Vacant Lots, and Not placed near fire hydrants, water meters, fences.

  • Bulky Items that are ALLOWED and will be picked up:

             Old Furniture

             Bulky Waste

             Old Appliances (Must be drained and tagged by a licensed technician)

             Small Home Remodeling Debris (Limit to size no greater than 5x5x5)

             Large Stumps/Branches over 4” inches in diameter

  • Items that are NOT ALLOWED and WILL NOT be picked up:

             Chemicals

             Hazardous Materials

             Contractor-Construction Materials (Owner’s Responsibility to Dispose of Properly)

             Tires

             Televisions

             Computer Items

              Brush/Small Limbs

  • Brush/Small Limbs/Branches WILL NOT be picked up during Bulky Item Clean-Up. Brush, small limbs, and branches are pickup up every 2nd Thursday of every month. You must call City Hall at (830) 663-2926 to be placed on the monthly brush pickup list; only those on the list will be serviced.


 

WATER METERS REPLACEMENT PROJECT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

The City Council approved for replacement of all residential water meters of the city.  The city had a water loss study performed last year, and evidence supports this project as top priority which is also included in the City’s working Master Plan.  Aging water meters play a major factor in water loss, along with pipe line breaks and leaks; as meters get older, they register slower and ultimately come to a stop when they’ve reached their lifespan. Aging meters cause consumers to believe their water usage has decreased, when in fact it hasn’t, the meter itself has slowed or stopped registering the actual usage accurately.  Ultimately, replacing all water meters is a solution for reducing the amount of water and revenue lost; the replacement may, or may not, affect you.

Beginning Monday, September 24, 2018 a City-wide Water Meter Replacement will be conducted throughout the city for all residential customers. 

A FEW THINGS TO YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  1. The water meter replacement program is outsourced with Hydro-Pro Solutions, through M&E Contractors, who will be working rapidly to ensure all residential meters are replaced and accurate data is collected in a timely manner. 

  2. You may experience a short interruption in water services while meters are being replaced.  

  3. Once meters are installed and services are re-established, you may also experience air in the lines, that cause pockets of water to erupt through your service line when water is turned on within your household; this may also cause a blurred, or white discoloration in your water that will eventually settle and return back to normal.

  4. Hydro-Pro Solutions estimates a week’s timeframe to complete this project; however, this is dependent on the weather.

  5. RESIDENTAL GARBAGE CUSTOMERS - Bulk curbside pickup also starts this week; we ask that you do not cover the water meters will bulky items, this will delay the process.

If you continue to experience these issues after your meter has been changed out, please contact the City Office at 830-663-2926 to report your problems.

This conversion will not affect the billing cycle, and will remain the same; example: September 15th - October 15th will be billed out on November 1st; payments still remain due by or before November 15th without penalty; final date to make timely payment is the 25th before 4:30pm; all customers with balances thereafter will have a $30.00 untimely payment fee added, and may be disconnected.

NATALIA POST OFFICE TEMPORARY OPERATIONS

NATALIA POST OFFICE OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO THE LYTLE POST OFFICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to extensive damage to the facility from a fire that occurred Friday, August 3, 2018 around 5pm much of the building was destroyed. Operations for the Natalia Post Office, 2200 State Highway 132 N., Natalia Texas 78059, will be moved temporarily, until further notice, to the nearby Lytle Post Office, 14841 Main Street, Lytle Texas 78052.

Mail for Natalia Post Office Box customers will be available for the time being at the Lytle Post Office retail counter during regular retail business hours - Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm, and Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00am. 

Full postal retail services will also be available during business hours at the Lytle Post Office, or from other nearby Post Office locations.  Customers can call 1-800-ASK-UPS (1-800-275-8777) to obtain information, including available alternate Post Office retail locations, or check the Postal Service website at www.usps.com.  The Postal Services smartphone app makes it even quicker to use the most popular functions on www.usps.com, anytime and anywhere.

USPS apologizes for any inconveniences to its customers and will be working to restore postal operations at the Natalia Post Office as soon as possible.

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BEING OFFERED

POSTAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IS BEING OFFERED TO NATALIA RESIDENTS TRAVELING TO & FROM THE NATALIA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TO THE LYTLE POST OFFICE. THIS SERVICE IS TO ACCOMMODATE THE ELDERLY AND THOSE RESIDENTS WITHOUT TRANSPORTION.

PICKUP LOCATION:   FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF NATALIA, 301 PEARSON STREET, NATALIA, TEXAS 78059

TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE:   EVERY THURSDAY AT 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:00 AM

Service Offered By: First Baptist Church

Service Offered By:  AACOG Alamo Regional Transit

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS RELATED ONLY TO THIS SERVICE BEING OFFERED, YOU MAY CONTACT PASTOR LENARD DOSSEY AT 830-665-2721, OR LISA HERNANDEZ AT 830-665-2206.

DROUGHT STAGE RESTRICTIONS

The City of Natalia implemented a Drought Management Plan to include implementation of drought stage conditions and restrictions. 

Current Stage:   DROUGHT STAGE 2

Please click on the link below to review drought stage restrictions:

https://goo.gl/LaLHzo

Year after year, the City struggled with providing the community with a sufficient amount of water supply to support its needs; especially when the City’s permitted water rights is reduced during drought conditions as an Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) restriction, essentially having to lease water from other permit-holders.  However, City Council determined that for long-term planning, investing funds to purchase additional water rights was best to maintain the current needs of the community, and while looking forward to growth.  The city’s authorized water permit with EAA effectively increased from 266.667 to 326.667 acre-feet of water.  Consumers, please keep in mind, that Drought Stage Conditions do impact and limit the amount of acre-feet the city, in its entirety, is allowed to use while drought stage restrictions apply.  The lower the aquifer level drops, the less amount of water the City is able to pump for usage; that is why it is very important for all consumers to conserve.  Customers, also keep in mind, that if the Edward Aquifer levels reach below 640-feet, we’ve now stepped into Drought Stage 3, and Drought Surcharges will apply to all residential customers consuming more than 10,000 gallons per month.