Water Meter Readings

Meters are read on or near the 15th day of each month. Utility bills 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 Option

For your convenience, the City of Abernathy offers bank draft services for your utility account. Accounts are drafted on or after the 3rd of each month. To set your account to be drafted, please contact City Hall at (806) 298-2546.

Online Payments

To make a payment online using a credit or debit card, please visit the City’s Customer Portal. First-time users will need your account number to establish access to your account online.

New Customers

All new customers will need to complete a request for service, sign a customer service agreement, present a copy of your 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 as follows:

3/4″ Meter
$1,000.00
1″ Meter
$1,200.00
Meter Larger Than 1″
$1,200.00 + Cost of Meter

The City of Abernathy 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 Important Documents section located on this page.

Streets

Notice: Items left on or just adjacent to public streets and alleys which pose a potential traffic hazard (including basketball goals) are subject to immediate removal without notice (Texas Transportation Code § 311.002).

To report a problem with your street or missing signage, please call City Hall at (806) 298-2546.

Sanitation

Trailers

The City of Abernathy has a limited number of trailers available to in-town utility customers for waste disposal. Trailer requests are handled in the order received and may take several days before one is delivered to your address.

To request a trailer, please contact City Hall at (806) 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:

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.

Parks

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, 1/2 mile concrete walking trail, basketball, disc golf, baseball, and softball fields.

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