Resident Alert: July Water Consumption
Just a friendly reminder that rainfall in July was considerably low. Westlake only received about a 1/4" of rain all month. Many residents' consumption totals for July will hit their highest of the entire year! You can always monitor your consumption by year, month, & day by signing into your Eye On Water account. It is completely free & easy to use.
ALL TRASH & RECYCLING CUSTOMERS:
We want to let our residents know about an upcoming rate increase from Republic Services regarding trash and recycling services. While Republic has not raised our service rates since 2016, a representative was present at the June 18 Town Council workshop to explain the recent changes in the recycling commodities market and the need for the rate increase. For more detail, here is a link to Republic's presentation at the meeting.
Town Council approved the $1.25 combined monthly increase ($0.25 for trash and $1.00 for recycling) at their June Council meeting but you will not see the effect until your August billing for July services.
Over the coming months, please look for more information regarding our trash and recycling services through inserts in your utility bill, on our social media accounts, and in our Simply Westlake magazine. Additionally, please be sure to check your mailbox next week for an informational letter from Republic Services which can also be viewed here.
Additionally, we have recently partnered with Republic Services to conduct an audit of all residential trash & recycling carts being serviced in the Town. You may see a difference in your utility bill if we did not previously show the correct number of carts for your household. As a reminder, every home is granted one trash cart & one recycling cart included in the standard rate of $12.54 per month effective July 1, 2018.
Republic Services has also sent out letters regarding the new charge for additional recycling carts. If you have a discrepancy in the number of carts noted in their letter, please contact Dianna Orender via email or at 817-490-5732 for assistance.
Every additional trash cart is $4.33 per month (decrease effective July 1) and each additional recycling cart will be $1.89 per month beginning Sept 1.
As always, please feel free to contact any of the following with any questions or concerns regarding our Westlake trash and recycling services.
Jarrod Greenwood, public works director, at 817-490-5717
Dianna Orender, public works assistant, at 817-490-5732
Jeri Harwell, Republic Services municipal manager, at 817-953-7224
Services Provided by Public Works:
Water & Sewer
Trash & Recycling
Street & Sign Maintenance
Conservation & Backflow Prevention