City of Katy Remains under Boil Water Advisory, Will Resume Garbage Pickup Monday

By George Slaughter

A boil water advisory remains in effect for the City of Katy as the weather improves from the frigid temperatures of earlier this week and power is restored around the city.

In a statement released Friday, the city said it has achieved operable water system pressure. Now, it said it must disinfect the water and test its quality, in part through flushing the fire hydrants around the city.

The city said it hopes to lift the boil water advisory Monday.

The city also said it will resume regular normal garbage and recycle pickup Monday. Debris must meet certain guidelines as the city resumes its service following the shutdown. All items must be put out by 7 a.m. on the regularly scheduled pick up day.

The following items can be included:

  • Three bulky items (furniture, mattress, appliances, or objects that do not fit in the trash cart).
  • 15 bags of debris (this can include bagged sheetrock and insulation).
  • Bundles not exceeding four feet and 40 lbs. Only next week can this include bundled carpet and/or wood flooring.

General contractor-generated debris generated not meet the criteria for city trash service.

Failure to bundle might mean the city might not pick up the garbage. The city said it would not pick up these items:

  • Bio-Hazards (septic)
  • Cleaning Products (paint thinner, degreaser, etc.)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • HVAC Systems
  • Paint
  • Petroleum Products (oil, fuel, etc.)
  • Refrigerators

Due to the volume of trash, the pickup may take several days. For missed pickups or more information, contact garbage@cityofkaty.com.

The National Weather Service forecast for Katy calls for warmer temperatures and no precipitation. Saturday calls for sunny skies and a high near 55, with light and variable winds. Sunday calls for most cloudy skies and a high near 65, with southeast winds between 5-10 mph. Monday calls for a 20% chance of showers before 7 a.m. before giving ways to sunny skies and a high near 61.