FROM THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN
Five things you need to know about living in Georgetown
Welcome to the City of Georgetown! We love living and working here, and we are excited to welcome you to your new hometown. As you finish unpacking and settling into your new home, here are a few things to help set you up to love where you live.
1. Know where to go for news about the City.
The City of Georgetown has several ways for residents to stay up to date about what’s happening in the City. From City Council agendas and meeting highlights, event announcements, and new developments, City news and information is available for residents at Georgetown.org.
Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, The Georgetown Weekly, at Georgetown.org for the latest City news you can use.
The City is also on social media! Like, comment, and subscribe at:
Finally, look for the Georgetown Reporter each month in your utility bill, whether you receive it in the mail or online. Each month we provide important information, updates, and more in this two-page newsletter. Find the newest editions, as well as archives, at Georgetown.org/city-reporter.
2. Know what to do with your solid waste and recycling.
The City offers a variety of recycling programs and ways to dispose of your trash. Learn about the City’s solid waste disposal programs, including where to find the City’s transfer station to drop off larger items, the Bag-the-Bag program, household hazardous waste collection events, bulky waste collection, and more at recycle.georgetown.org.
Need a reminder to set out the trash and recycling each week? There’s an app for that! Georgetown solid waste and recycling customers can check their collection days, sign up for text or email reminders, get notifications about route delays, and find out how to sort their trash and recycling on Texas Disposal Systems' Waste Wizard app at texasdisposal.com/waste-wizard.
3. Know your watering schedule.
The City of Georgetown and its surrounding water customers play a vital role in ensuring there is enough drinking water to supply everyone year-round.
As you turn your irrigation systems on or begin to plan your lawn care, remember to follow your assigned two-day watering schedule, that there is no watering on Mondays, and to only water outside of the hours of noon to 7 p.m.
The Georgetown Water Utility is offering customers a $75 rebate for having their irrigation systems checked by a licensed irrigator of their choice.
For more information about water conservation and the watering schedule, visit water.georgetown.org.
4. Register for emergency alerts.
Central Texas is known for its variety of weather emergencies, including flash flooding, tornados, hail, and severe thunderstorms.
Be sure to register to receive emergency notifications from your local emergency response team. Be among the first to receive critical community alerts regarding natural disasters, weather warnings, evacuation notices, and boil water notices. Register to get emergency warnings by email, text, or phone at WarnCentralTexas.org. Pro tip: Save (512) 729-1576 and 88911 into your phone as Warn Central Texas, so you know when we’re trying to reach you.
Also, please make sure the contact information on your utility bills is correct. The City uses this information to send out emergency and outage notifications.
Residents are encouraged to use multiple channels to stay informed, including NOAA weather radios, local news stations, and following the City of Georgetown on social media.
5. Electric/Water outages
City of Georgetown water and electric customers can see whether we know about an outage at gus.georgetown.org/outages.
If you are experiencing an outage and it is not shown on the map, please call Customer Care at (512) 930-3640 or email email@example.com to let us know.