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The City of Runaway Bay, an active and growing rural community in North/West Wise County, is seeking a team player to join our public works department. The Public Works Technician II; performs various duties and operates equipment in the maintenance, repair and construction of the City water/wastewater system, including repairing and removing line stoppages. Public …

Contaminant Level Violation MCL., LRAA/TTHM 11/2/2021

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF RUNAWAY BAY TX2490017 that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for total trihalomethanes to be 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based …


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Outdoor Water Restrictions

OUTDOOR WATER RESTRICTIONS: Homes with ODD numbers  will water on MONDAY’S and THURSDAY’S, between the hours: 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Homes with EVEN numbers  water on TUESDAY’S and FRIDAY’S,  between the hours: 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. No outside water use permitted outside the schedule with the exception for animal care.  


Effective immediately until further notice the City of Runaway Bay is closed to the following services due to COVID PRECAUTIONARY PHASE I – NO ENTRANCE ALLOWED: Court traffic Pre-Construction meetings

TCEQ Low Chlorine May 25, 2021

SURFACE WATER TREATMENT TECHNIQUE   The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sets minimum water quality standards for public drinking water. These standards include enforceable treatment technique requirements for drinking water. Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms.  These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and …

Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project

Dear Citizens of Runaway Bay, You may have noticed a lot of activity at the Water Plant on HWY 380. The Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project is on schedule to be completed by the end of January 2022. Please check back periodically for updates.

Burn Area OPEN

The City of Runaway Bay provides the residents a burn area for branches under 4 inches circumference, grass clippings and leaves ONLY.  No building materials, treated wood, plastic, tires, other solid waste items or hazardous material allowed. There are no exceptions. We do not allow for contractors use or clearing of lots and we ask …

Temporary Tap Suspension

Temporary suspension in the approval for any water or sewer taps for properties located in the city’s ETJ.