Frequently Asked Questions
City Hall is located at
117 Cook St.
Dayton, Tx 77575
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Thanksgiving (1/2 day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
The Landfill is open Monday, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Residential garbage fee is $17.70 which includes $1.38 tax. Pick-up is twice a week.
The base charge for water is $21 for 2,000 gallons. After 2,000 gallons a charge of $3.55 per 1,000 gallons will be added.
The base charge for sewer is $21 for 2,000 gallons. After 2,000 gallons a charge of $3.55 per 1,000 gallons will be added.
- If you need emergency assistance for water or sewer problems after hours, please call 936-258-7621.
Water and Wasterwater
A boil water notice is simply a public statement advising customers to boil tap water before consuming it. Notices are issued when an event has occurred allowing the possibility for the water distribution system to become contaminated. (e.g. water main break and repairs, service line break and repairs, repairs to water system equipment or facilities, widespread loss of system pressure, or natural disaster.)
No. A notice does not mean that the water is contaminated, but rather that an event has occurred that could potentially cause contamination if not addressed. State regulations require that when certain events occur, that we issue a boil water notice to the affected area.
- Door to door hangers
- Local news outlets
- Our website
- Neighborhood signs
- Notices posted at bill pay window in City Hall Alert Center
Once the advisory is lifted, we recommend that you:
- Flush household pipes
- Run all cold water faucets in your home for one minute
- Flush automatic ice makers (make 3 batches of ice and discard)
- Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle
A notice will remain in effect until test samples show the water is safe to drink. Testing for bacteria normally requires about 24 hours to complete, depending on the type of test used. As a result, the notice will be in effect until the results are received. Regulations set forth by the State require that testing be done if any of the above events occur. (e.g. after a water main break is repaired, the line is flushed, samples are taken and sent to the lab to make sure no contamination took place during the repair process).
You can also subscribe to alerts and notices via our main website (Alert Center). You can receive alerts via email and SMS (texts) on Public Notices.
If you have any questions regarding boil water notices, you may call:
Leyla Small, W/WW Dept. at 936-257-1143