Breckenridge Texan

Updates on water, trash service in Breckenridge, Stephens County

Updates on water, trash service in Breckenridge, Stephens County
February 20
12:34 2021

As Texas finally begins to thaw out after this week’s winter storm, some lingering problems remain. The extremely low temperatures resulted in many burst water pipes, and the previous road conditions led to delayed trash pick-up.

Water Service

The City of Breckenridge customers should have water service, and there is not a Boil Water Notice for most of those who get their water from the City of Breckenridge. The 500-800 blocks of South Graham Street are under a Boil Water Notice, effective Feb. 14, until further notice.

Some rural water customers have water, but the Stephens Regional Special Utility District is still working on restoring service to everyone. Additionally, SRSUD water customers are under a Boil Water Notice, as well as a request to conserve water as much as possible.

According to a notice from the SRSUD, “due to the high number of leaks, it is preventing adequate flows to provide service to all areas of the system. It is extremely important to conserve water until all leaks are identified and repaired and the system is fully charged.”

Customers on the rural water system need to check their meters to determine if they have a leak. Visit the District’s website at under “Recent News” for helpful information related to meters, weather related issues, and the District’s bulk water filling station availability. The District remains under a Boil Water Notice until further notice.

For local residents who are dealing with water leaks and need water for their household activities, there are a few options:

  • Cases of water have been donated by United Supermarket for distribution to rural residents who are without water. Call 254-559-2211 to request water. As long as the supplies last, water will be delivered to you.
  • Non-potable (untreated) water is available at the RV dump station in the Breckenridge City Park. The water faucet is located at the corner of Old Caddo Road and East Hullum Street. The water should not be used for drinking or food preparation. It should be used for flushing toilets or for animals.
  • Stephens Regional SUD is providing non-potable bulk water at its water treatment plant facilities on U.S. Highway 180, east of State Highway 67. Customers with portable tanks/containers can bring them and have them filled during the available operating hours, which will depend on available personnel and will vary daily. For more details and a map of the location, click here.

Trash Service

The City of Breckenridge’s trash service will resume Monday, Feb. 22. Due to saturated roads and heavier than normal trash, trash pick-up may be 1-2 days later than normal. If you recently received a mailer that your service day was changing effective Feb. 22, that has been delayed to March 1.

Likewise, rural trash pick-up in Stephens County also will be delayed until Monday, Feb. 22.

(Photo courtesy of City of Breckenridge)

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