Public Works

Public Works Director
Oscar Martinez
801 6th Street
P.O. Box 310
Abernathy, TX 79311
(806) 298-2717 - Office
(806) 778-4916 - Cell
email - martinez@cityofabernathy.org

Call 778-4916 for After Hours Water or Sewer Emergencies.

 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report

2018 Drinking Water Quality Report

2017 Drinking Water Quality Report

Dockum Aquifer Well Project 2016

City Utility Rates Are Available Here.
Meter Reading - Meters are read on or near the 15th day of each month. Utility billls will be mailed on or before the 1st of each month and are due by the 10th.
  • For any utility bill not paid by the due date, a 10% penalty will be added.
  • If the bill is not paid by the 20th, water services will be terminated and a $25 reconnection fee will be added.
  • In the event we find the customer has tampered with the meter to access water after the services were terminated, the meter will be pulled or locked and an additional $25 lock-out fee will be added.
Auto Draft - The city offers bank draft services for utility account. Accounts are drafted on or after the 3rd of each month. To set your account to be drafted, contact City Hall, 298-2546.

Online Payments - to make a payment online using a credit or debit card, go the the Citys customer portal. First time users will need your account number to set up access to your account information.

NOTICE: There is a $3 fee to pay with debit or credit card.

New Customers - All new customers will need to compete a request for service, sign a customer service agreement, present a copy of you driver's license or state issued ID, and a security deposit of $100 is required before services will be connected. New service requests must be made in person.
Tapping Fees
Sewer tap location and inspection fee is $35.00
Water meter installation fees are:

  • 3/4" Meter
  • 1" Meter
  • Meter larger than 1"
Actual Cost of materials and labor.

The City will replace any 3/4" or 1" meter found to be faulty at our cost. Larger meters found to be faulty will be replaced at the customer's expense.

Water Quality - Drinking Water Quality reports may be downloaded from the Notices page.


To request placement of a traffic control device, please click here.
To report a problem with your street or missing signage, please call City Hall, 298-2546.
NOTICE: Items left on, or just adjacent to public streets and allies which pose a potential traffic hazard (this includes basketball goals) are subject to immediate removal without notice. ~ Texas Transportation Code § 311.002


The Abernathy Community Park is a 42 acre complex located in the center of town. It offers playgrounds, a public events pavilion, picnic areas, a 5 acre fishing pond, ½ mile concrete walking trail, basketball, disc golf, baseball and softball fields.
The park is open to the public from sunrise to 11:00 P.M.

Garbage Collection Rates
Trailers - The city has a limited number of trailers available to in-town utility customers for waste disposal. Trailer requests are handled in the order recieved and it may be several days before one can be delivered to your address. To request a trailer, call City Hall. 298-2546
Transfer Station - The City operates a garbage transfer station which is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays to Abernathy residents with an active utility account. The station is for convenience items only. Remodeling debris, roofing materials, concrete, or commercial garbage will not be accepted. Acceptable items include:
  • Bulk waste, including furniture items.
  • Used tires not on rims and in limited numbers.
  • Tree branches with a diameter smaller than 4 inches.
  • Metal items.
The City reserves the right to reject any item or load at the transfer station.
Waste Oil Recycling - Waste oil may be deposited in the collection bin located at 807 6th Street. There is no charge for this service.