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Agenda for City Council Meeting on Dec. 4, 2023


Here is the agenda for the upcoming City Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at City Hall, 700 Railroad Ave.:

Attention Water Utility Customers


Beginning Feb. 1, 2024, the City of Ballinger will no longer carry payment plans over $100 or offer extensions past the cutoff date.

*Customers that have current payment plans can continue to pay these off until final payment has been received.

*The City of Ballinger will continue with the 10th of each month as the due date and the 25th for water cutoffs. Please make payments accordingly to prevent disconnection. If these dates fall on a weekend or federal holiday, residents will have until the following business day to make a payment.

*If you are having financial trouble, please contact or for assistance options.

New Garbage Rates

Here are the City of Ballinger's new garbage rates, effective October 17, 2023:



  • 96-gallon trash cart: $23.77

  • Extra cart: $13.06

  • 1.5-yard shared: $23.77

  • 3-yard shared: $23.77 (3-4 houses)

All residential pickups are 1X per week



  • 96-gallon trash cart: $45.68

  • 1.5-yard 1x per week: $60.61

  • Downtown business district 3-yard shared: $74.28 (1 container per 3 businesses 3x per week)

  • 3-yard 1x per week ($92.30)

  • 3-yard 2x per week ($166.93)

  • 3-yard 3x per week ($222.84)

  • 3-yard 4x per week ($278.77)

  • 3-yard 5x per week ($334.71)

RESIDENTS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS (these rates went into effect Sept. 1, 2023)

  • 96-gallon trash cart: $51.27

  • 1.5-yard 1x per week: $73.65

  • 3-yard 1x per week: $110.94

  • 3-yard 2x per week: $184.59

  • 3-yard 3x per week: $258.25



As a reminder, contact City Hall at 325-365-3511 or message us online at to have your pile of brush and limbs picked up.

New Water Rates


Here are the City of Ballinger's new water rates, effective October 17, 2023:

  • Treated water inside city limits: $43.20 (0-3,000 gallons), plus $8.42 for every additional 1,000 gallons

  • Treated water outside city limits: $63.80 (0-3,000 gallons), plus $8.42 for every additional 1,000 gallons

  • Wastewater/sewer: $31.50

  • Raw water outside city limits: $38 per meter/per month, $3.40 per 1,000 gallons

  • Bulk water: $43.20 per meter/per month, $24 per 1,000 gallons

  • Tank water at the fire station: $24 per 1,000 gallons (1,000-gallon minimum)

Tips To Identify Water Leaks


We often have residents who are unaware they have a water leak until they receive an unexpectedly high water bill. Here are some tips on how to locate a leak when there aren't obvious signs such as a dripping faucet:


  • Listen for sounds such as hissing, splashing or clicking when your faucets are off.

  • Look for cracks, stains, sinking, peeling or damp areas in ceilings, walls, floors and cabinets.

  • Smell under sinks and in cabinets for musty, earthy odors

  • Drop food coloring in your toilet tank, wait 10 minutes, and look for color in the bowl

  • Call the City to check your water meter. Turn off all your water, then check to see if it's still running. 

Water Conservation Facts

  • Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year - equivalent to the annual water use in 11 million homes.

  • A leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drop per second wastes more than 3,000 gallons per year.

  • A shower leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year.

  • The toilet is the No. 1 source of leaks in the home. A running toilet wastes 200-plus gallons per day, enough to fill a backyard swimming pool in just four months.

  • 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.

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