WE ARE EXPECTING AN INCREASE IN BUGS AND MOSQUITOS IN OUR AREA OF NORTH TEXAS. PLEASE TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELVES, FAMILY, AND OUR COMMUNITY.
Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez reminds residents to reduce their risks of acquiring WNV.
Measures for Individuals to Prevent Mosquito Breeding;
- At least weekly, empty or get rid of cans, buckets, old tires, pots, plant saucers and other containers that hold water.
- Keep gutters clear of debris and standing water.
- Remove standing water around structures and from flat roofs.
- Change water in pet dishes daily.
- Rinse and scrub vases and other indoor water containers weekly.
- Change water in wading pools and bird baths several times a week.
- Maintain backyard pools or hot tubs.
- Cover trash containers.
- Water lawns and gardens carefully so water does not stand for several days.
- Screen rain barrels and openings to water tanks or cisterns.
- Treat front and back door areas of homes with residual insecticides if mosquitoes are abundant nearby.
- If mosquito problems persist, consider pesticide applications for vegetation around the home.
Measures for Individuals to Protect Themselves from Mosquito Bites:
- Wear insect repellent.
- Cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Keep mosquitoes out with air conditioning or intact window screens.
- Limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito times.
By following these guidelines may we have a safe and enjoyable Spring, Summer and Fall.
Thank you for your cooperation
On behalf of the City of Hackberry, and the surrounding communities, the Mayor was honored to receive, from CWD, a Recycle Award. This Award was in the form of a plate made out of Recycled glass from our community. Our combined community recycled over 164 tons in 2014. Lets all continue to contribute to this just cause. In that way, we can help to save our planet for the future generations.
Hackberry Water Services(HWS) is well aware of the concerns of our customers. The water deparment strives to provide all our customers with the best quality water available in our area.
In the past few years, HWS has seen severe drought conditions not only locally but throughout the country. With the drought conditions, the ground gets dry and shifts causing major water leaks.
The Water Department tries to address these water leak issues as quickly as possible, prioritizing the Main Line water leaks first.. Sometimes it requires the Water Department to shut off the Main Lines that feed certain communities to facilitate making these repairs. There is no way to make contact with the water customers in those communities. HWS apologizes for any inconvenience this may be to our customers.
If for some reason you are experiencing a water leak in your yard be aware that it is most likely a line running to your home from the meter. These leaks are the responsibility of the home owner to have repaired. Any water loss is also the responsibility of the water customer. To try and keep your water loss at a minimum from the leak, please contact HWS at 972-292-3223 during normal business hours 8:00 am to 5 pm. (after hour water emergency 214-397-6806) to have the water shut off before repairs.
HACKBERRY DOES NOT HAVE A POLICY TO APPLY CREDITS DUE TO LEAKS OR THEFT!