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Attn: City of Leonard Water Customers

At this current time, the City wants you to be aware of a few things regarding Utility Billing.

  • Due to the inclement weather interrupting billing operations, the utility bills for the January-February period will be delayed this month.  Bills are normally mailed the last week of the month and are due by the 15th of the following month.  We are estimating that you will receive your bill approximately one week later than usual.
  • There will be added considerations for the utility bills including service dates January 15 through February’s bill date.  We understand several weather-related situations may be impacting your bill this month and the City will do its best to accommodate those situations. 
  • Due to the above, the late date (in March) will also be extended.  Please stay tuned for more specific dates and details as we work through the aftermath this situation.
  • The utility bills for the billing period of December 15 through January 15, which were due February 15th, are still due and payable, and are subject to regular fees and penalties (although delayed). 

We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we recover from this extreme weather event.

Thanks,

The City of Leonard

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For the purposes of tracking and reporting damages to Fannin County Emergency Management, we are asking residents to notify City Hall of any damages incurred at their home, business, or property during the winter storm.  You can send the property address and a brief description to utilitybilling@cityofleonard.net. (for example, loss of livestock, property damage, leak damage, etc.) 

Thank you for your assistance.

Dear Residents,

Due to the freezing temperatures, and possible freeze breaks in plumbing lines, the City is urging all of our residents to check your meters, please.  If the meter is spinning while the appliances are off inside the home or business, you could possibly have a water leak.  If you have a leak, you’ll want to attend to it as quickly as possible to keep your bill down and conserve the city resources.  We have heard of several such situations already, and are requesting the participation of residents, landlords, business owners, and property owners at this time. 

 

If you notice a water leak:

Report the leak by calling 903-587-3334

Email to utilitybilling@cityofleonard.net

 

If you experienced a leak during the freeze:

The City is relaxing our water loss policy to allow our water customers the ability to submit a water loss claim, even if you had an adjustment in the previous 12-months.  Proof of repair will be required at the time you file your water loss claim, and adjustments will be processed within ten (10) business days.  Please refer to the City’s water loss policy and claim form.

 

If you need to make plumbing repairs, or have made plumbing repairs:

A building permit is required to perform plumbing work in the city.  Due to the extenuating circumstances, the city is waiving permit fees at this time for plumbing repairs due to the freeze.  We are NOT currently waiving the requirement for building permits or the requirement for plumbing work to be completed by an authorized person, or for a contractor registered with the city.  Contractors must be licensed and registered

 

Per City Ordinance:

No person shall engage in work or the conduct of the business of plumbing within the municipality, except as herein specifically exempted, unless such person is the holder of a valid license as issued by the state board of plumbing examiners. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the employment of a journeyman plumber or apprentice to engage in plumbing work under the general supervision of a master plumber nor plumbing work done by a property owner in a building or on premises owned or occupied by him or her as his or her home. (2002 Code, sec. 150.041)

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we get the City back up and running to better serve you.

 

The City of Leonard

Click the link below to view the Notice of Drawing for place on the Ballot for May 1st 2021 City of Leonard Election.

Dear Leonard Residents, if you have incurred any damages during the recent inclement weather, please visit the following site to take a survey: https://tdem.texas.gov/warming-center/
The objective of this survey is to identify damages across Texas, to help emergency management officials across the state gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during the recent winter weather.
Thank you.
 

Water system is maintaining 35 PSI. This is at State standards but is still 12-14 PSI lower than our usual. 
Please discontinue dripping faucets, check for leaks.

 

 

homes with even and odd addresses wash laundry every other day. 

Even numbered home addresses = wash on even numbered dates. 

Odd numbered home addresses = wash on odd numbered dates. 

Your cooperation is urged, but not mandatory. 

Thank you Leonard! 
 

 

 

Dear Leonard Residents, Local Citizens are currently conducting door to door surveys in town. Please take the time to answer your door and participate in answering a few quick questions. Thank you!

 

 

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

February 17, 2021 

 

 

 

Due to an electrical malfunction at well #3, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Leonard, PWS ID: 0740005 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions). 

 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

 

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. 

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. 

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact City Hall at (903) 587-3334.


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Click the link below to view the Notice of Deadline to file an application for place on the ballot for the upcoming City of Leonard May Regular Election.
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Click the link below to view the City of Leonard Approved Budget 2020-2021!
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Click the link below to read the 2019 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water Systems for the City of Leonard
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Effective immediately, the City of Leonard will no longer be issuing burn permits.  Residents are required to follow TCEQ Outdoor Burn Rules RG-049. 

 https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/pubs/rg/rg-049.pdf

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Dear Leonard Residents, for security purposes, cash payments will no longer be accepted in the drop box behind City Hall. Thank you.
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The City of Leonard strives to provide transparency to its citizens.

We encourage you to browse this web site for financial reports, agendas and minutes of meetings as well as city services and other important information.

The City of Leonard Code of Ordinances are also now available.

To access them, click the City Government tab, select Code of Ordinances from the drop-down menu.

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