Burn Ban Notice

ROCKWALL COUNTY BURN BAN NOTICE

Rockwall County has issued an order restricting outdoor burning. The order will be enforced for 30 days.

DOWNLOAD THE ORDER (pdf)

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RCH WATER UPDATES AS OF 3:00pm 07/15/22

3:00pm Update 07/15/22: RCH has advised the City that the boil water notce has been lifted immediately

11:00am Update: The City is actively working with our contracted water supplier RCH Water in alleviating the low water pressure issue.

Starting immediately, RCH and the City are asking all businesses and residents to completely stop all outdoor irrigation/sprinkler system watering. This action will help relieve the demand on the overall water system. This short term, water conservation effort will greatly assist in the duration of this problem.

Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your understanding and conservation efforts in the resolution of this issue.

Please check back on a regular basis as updates will follow as we receive them.

RCH WATER
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Phone: 972 722 3203

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ERCOT Issues Conservation Appeal to Texans and Businesses

Appeal Effective Wednesday, July 13, 2022

As extreme hot weather continues driving record power demand across Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is issuing a Conservation Appeal for Wednesday, July 13 between 2-8 p.m. ERCOT is asking Texans and businesses to voluntarily conserve electricity during this time. Currently, no system-wide outages are expected.

Today’s conditions are expected to be similar to those experienced on Monday, July 11, 2022. On that day, Texans and businesses responded by voluntarily conserving electricity and helping ERCOT successfully meet record power demand by reducing their energy use by 500 MWs.

Conservation is a reliability tool ERCOT has deployed more than four dozen times since 2008 to successfully manage grid operations. This notification is issued when projected reserves may fall below 2300 MW for 30 minutes or more.

ERCOT encourages all electric customers to visit the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Power to Save or their electric provider’s websites to get important conservation tips. According to the PUC, ways to reduce electricity use during peak times include turning up your thermostat a degree or two, if comfortable, and postponing running major appliances or pool pumps during the requested timeframe.

ERCOT continues to use all tools available to manage the grid effectively and reliably, including using reserve power and calling upon large electric customers who have volunteered to lower their energy use.

ERCOT emphasizes that the call for conservation is limited to the hours of 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

Factors driving the need for this important action by customers:

  • Record high electric demand. The heat wave that has settled on Texas and much of the central United States is driving increased electric use. Other grid operators are operating under similar conservative operations programs as ERCOT due to the heatwave.
  • Low wind. Wind generation is currently generating less than what is historically generated in this time period.
  • Forced thermal outages. The number of forced outages in thermal generation exceeds ERCOT forecasts.
  • Solar. Developing cloud cover in West Texas has reduced the amount of solar generation.

How to track electricity demand

  • View daily peak demand forecast, current load, and available generation at http://www.ercot.com.
  • Follow ERCOT on Twitter (@ERCOT_ISO) and Facebook (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).
  • Sign up for the ERCOT mobile app (available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play).
  • Subscribe to the EmergencyAlerts list at EmergencyAlerts.

Consumer Assistance

Public Utility Commission of Texas Hotline – 1-888-782-8477

Notice of Public Hearing: Variance 1201 E. FM 550

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Adjustment of the City of McLendon-Chisholm will meet and hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at McLendon-Chisholm City Hall, 1371 W. FM 550, McLendon-Chisholm, TX 75032. At such time and place, the Board will consider the application of Justin Ellis, requesting approval of a variance to the required side yard setback of 25 feet, reducing the setback to 15 feet. The property is located at 1201 E. FM 550, McLendon-Chisholm, TX 75032. Citizens are invited to attend and participate in the public hearings. /s/ Rochelle Green, City Secretary.

Notice of Public Hearing: Variance 1400 S. SH 205

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Adjustment of the City of McLendon-Chisholm will meet and hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at McLendon-Chisholm City Hall, 1371 W. FM 550, McLendon-Chisholm, TX 75032. At such time and place, the Board will consider the application of Misti Nicholson, requesting approval of a variances to the required: building size; masonry screening wall; landscaping; and, parking for an existing structure. The property is located at 1400 S State Highway 205, McLendon-Chisholm, TX 75032. Citizens are invited to attend and participate in the public hearings. /s/ Rochelle Green, City Secretary.