Limited Availability for Online Payments Feb 17 – 26

From February 17 through February 26, online utility payments will be unavailable between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have questions about your bill, please feel free to call our customer care center during business hours at (512) 930-3640 or write to customercare@georgetown.org.…

New Phone Payment Scam Targets Utility Customers

Two Georgetown utility business customers contacted the City yesterday to report on an attempted fraud scheme. The businesses report that they were called by someone claiming to be with the City utility who demanded immediate payment to prevent the disconnection of their utilities. In each case, the business recognized that the call was suspicious and reported it to the City without falling prey to the scam.…

Capital Improvement Projects Proposed for 2015

Learn about proposed transportation and utility infrastructure projects in Georgetown for the upcoming fiscal year. Citizens are encouraged to view the proposed City of Georgetown 2015 Capital Improvement Plan summary to be presented to the Georgetown Utility Systems Advisory Board and Georgetown Transportation Advisory Board on Friday, May 9, 2014 (linked to below). Projects in the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2015 include street overlay and street reconstruction projects, curb and drainage improvements, water line upgrades, wastewater system improvements, and electric system improvements.…

Landscape and Irrigation Rules for New Homes to Save Water

Update: The City Council approved the landscaping and irrigation ordinance 7-0 on second and final reading at their meeting this evening. It goes into effect for new homes on June 1.

Despite the fact that Lake Georgetown is 14 feet below the full level at a time of year when it is typically full, the overall water supply picture for Georgetown is not dire.…

Georgetown 3rd on Best American Suburbs Ranking

A recent analysis of 75 cities in the top 25 U.S. metro areas ranked Georgetown third on the list. The top ten list of America’s Best Suburbs, placing Georgetown at no. 3 in the country, was done by Movoto, a real estate company in California. The ranking was based on several factors including shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings as well as cost of living, low crime, education, and employment.…

Watering Limit: Two Days per Week Starts Oct. 14

The City of Georgetown will limit outdoor watering to two days per week starting on Monday, October 14. Last week the Brazos River Authority, which manages the water in Lake Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, notified the City of Georgetown that they are enacting a stage 2 drought warning for Lake Georgetown. The river authority is requesting that the City reduce water use due to persistent drought conditions and the declining level of Lake Georgetown.…

New Mosquito Control Effort Targets West Nile Risk

The City of Georgetown and the Williamson County and Cities Health District are collaborating on a new targeted effort to reduce the risk from mosquitos that carry West Nile virus. The new joint initiative is the first of its kind in Williamson County. Since mid-June, a City of Georgetown employee in transportation services has been collecting mosquitos in traps in several Georgetown locations.…

Scams Reported Involving Past-Due Utility Bill Payments

The City of Georgetown advises residents to be aware of scams reported to the City involving payments on past-due accounts. In one case, someone who identified himself as a City of Georgetown employee called a local business about a past-due utility account. The person told the customer to purchase a Visa card at a local store and to call back in order to avoid having utility service disconnected.…

Landscape Irrigation Schedule in Effect

The schedule for outdoor landscape irrigation remains in effect for City of Georgetown water customers. The following mandatory limits apply to landscape irrigation water use. For irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers, landscape irrigation is limited to a schedule based on the last digit of your address number: Odd addresses may irrigate on
Tuesday and/or Thursday and/or Saturday Even addresses may irrigate on
Wednesday and/or Friday and/or Sunday Sprinkler or irrigation system use is not permitted on Mondays.…

Good Neighbor Fund Helps Families Through Difficult Times

Each month, families facing a serious crisis like a job loss or medical emergency seek help from local nonprofits like The Caring Place. That support, including assistance with utility bill payments, can make a crucial difference when it seems as though there is no place to turn. Recently one family of eight was helped by the Good Neighbor Fund, a program sponsored by Georgetown Utility Systems and administered by The Caring Place.…