NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Council proclaims Arbor Day; hears BWN procedures

by | Nov 4, 2022 | Latest

Murphy City Council’s first meeting of the month began with an Arbor Day proclamation from Mayor Scott Bradley who proclaimed Saturday, Nov. 5 as Murphy’s Arbor Day. As part of the proclamation, the city is hosting volunteer groups that day to plant trees in the Timbers Nature Preserve. Residents quickly filled all volunteer slots and are asked to park along South Maxwell Creek Road on the day of the event.

In other business, the main part of the Tuesday, Nov. 1 meeting was a presentation from Public Services Director Tim Rogers on the topic of Boil Water Notices (BWN). Rogers explained to the council when these notices are issued and the standard operating procedures that automatically kick in.

According to Rogers, a BWN is issued as a precaution or notification to protect consumers when unexpected conditions in the water system cause a danger of biological contamination.

In the event of contamination, five city employees are immediately notified along with other Public Services on-call personnel including the public services director, public works superintendent, senior maintenance worker, water quality technician, then any on-call personnel. Depending on the scope of the event, more employees or contractors may be called in if necessary.

The public is required to be notified of the BWN within 24 hours, as required by state law. The city also has 32 public notice signs to post at popular intersections within the affected areas.

Rogers noted that the last BWN was some four years ago.

See the Nov. 10 edition of the Murphy Monitor for the full story

Photos online

0 Comments

Public Notice - Subscribe

Related News

Recent gel gun incidents prompt parent warning

Recent gel gun incidents prompt parent warning

The transition from the end of the school year to the start of summer has led to a significant increase in incidents involving toy guns. According to the Wylie Police Department, in the past few weeks teens have shot Orbeez guns at each other, innocent bystanders and...

read more
Red, White and Blue Blast set for July 3

Red, White and Blue Blast set for July 3

Red, White and Blue Blast, a city of Sachse event, will feature the Party Machine band, a popular staple of the event. The band features a library of songs that range from contemporary hits to those dating back to the 1950s. A popular patriotic community event hosted...

read more
City plans for fiscal challenges

City plans for fiscal challenges

Murphy city officials have outlined a strategic budget plan to address fiscal challenges and ensure sustainable growth. The plan was discussed during a special budget work session following the council meeting on Tuesday, June 4. For more on this story see the June...

read more
Storm cleanup continuing

Storm cleanup continuing

Republic Services is still picking up brush from last month’s storms but has ended the two-week special collection that removed volume restrictions.A company official told the Monday, June 18, meeting of the Murphy City Council that Republic Services had picked up 386...

read more
Motion challenges utility district petition

Motion challenges utility district petition

A group of Collin County residents has filed a motion with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to declare the petition for the creation of Collin County Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 7 null and void. The petition was published Tuesday, June 11,...

read more
Parker denies developer’s petition

Parker denies developer’s petition

Communities & Creeks United is protesting a development between Parker and Murphy that could include a wastewater treatment plant. The Parker City Council has refused a developer’s request to remove a 103-acre tract from the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction...

read more
Juneteenth celebration in Wylie Saturday

Juneteenth celebration in Wylie Saturday

The Juneteenth Gospel Choir rehearsing at Heaven’s Journey Fellowship Church on Friday, June 7. Celebrate freedom, and its roots in Texas, at a community gathering in downtown Wylie. A showcase of culture and heritage, Wylie’s Fifth Annual Juneteenth Celebration is 10...

read more
Spring festival options considered, Barry Young honored

Spring festival options considered, Barry Young honored

Mayor Scott Bradley proclaims May 31 as Barry Young Day in honor of his retirement as service area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery. He is joined from left, by Luke Trahan, Murphy Chamber of Commerce chair and Juli Richards, chamber executive director. Murphy’s new...

read more
Public Notice - Subscribe