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New Automated Trash Trucks April 22, 2019

NEW AUTOMATED TRASH PICK-UP COMING SOON BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2019- EARTH DAY! Round Rock Refuse (a.k.a. Central Texas Refuse) will begin using AUTOMATED REFUSE COLLECTION TRUCKS throughout our district.  The refuse collection industry is moving away from manual collection as automated trucks are safer, faster, quieter and cleaner than the current method.  To enable this new automated system, homeowners will need to make a few adjustments to the way you put out your trash.  These changes include:
  • Using your current trash carts, set your cart on a flat surface at the edge of the curb or at the end of your driveway apron.
  • The cart must be a minimum of three (3) feet away from any objects such as mailboxes, trees, utility poles, vehicles, and your other cart on recycling days.
  • For those of...

Sewer Averaging Begins

The Fern Bluff MUD calculates your sewer bill (wastewater) based the amount of water you use during three consecutive winter billing cycles.  Winter wastewater averaging occurs between mid-November and mid-February which are your December, January and February water bills.  Since water use during these months is generally only indoor household use, it’s a good measure of the volume flowing into the wastewater system.  You can lower your sewer costs for the upcoming year by conserving water during these billing periods.  The MUD recommends that irrigation systems be turned off as watering plants during this dormant period is not necessary and will increase your sewer average.  Should the weather be abnormally dry, irrigating occasionally will protect your plants during the winter season....

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