Water / Wastewater

The Water-Wastewater Utility is owned by the City of San Marcos and operates a high quality wastewater treatment plant and water system rated superior by the State of Texas. Roughly 2/3 of the City’s water comes from surface water treated at the City’s Water Plant under the operation of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. The utility promotes water conservation and works closely with agencies such as the GBRA, the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other organizations to develop regional water policies.

To report a water leak, call 512-393-8010.

The City of San Marcos strives to protect the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone which lies under the western portion of the city.

  1. NF- Steps Forward Day-2

    LCRA Volunteers Help Beautify Downtown San Marcos

    For the third year, LCRA selected the City of San Marcos as a recipient of its Steps Forward Day program, which encourages employees to complete service projects.... Read on...
  2. PUBLIC MEMORIAL

    Public Memorial to Honor Fallen San Marcos Police Officer Justin Putnam

    The San Marcos Police Department will host a memorial honoring Officer Justin Putnam on the first anniversary of his death, Sunday, Apr. 18, at Five Mil Dam Park.... Read on...
  3. NF- OIS INVESTIGATION

    I-35 Incident Results in Officer-Involved Shooting

    At approximately 12:19 a.m. SMPD officers were alerted to a male walking in traffic on Interstate 35 near southbound mile marker 204 for Seguin (TX-82, TX-123).... Read on...
  4. SAN MARCOS POLICE

    Suspect Uses Kitchen Knife in Aggravated Robbery

    The San Marcos Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery that occurred Monday, Apr. 5 and is asking the public for assistance.... Read on...
  5. Brush Drop Off Mulch Pick Up

    Brush Drop-Off and Community Clean Up Scheduled for April 10

    The City of San Marcos will host its brush drop-off and community cleanup for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, April 10... Read on...
  6. Funds awarded towards transit operations

    City Awarded $1.16 Million for Transit Operations

    The City of San Marcos has been awarded $1.16 million in federal funding to support transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be allocated... Read on...
  7. Water Restrictions for City of San Marcos

    San Marcos to Enter Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

    Due to dropping aquifer levels, the City of San Marcos will enter Stage 1 drought restrictions effective Sunday, April 4 at noon. Stage 1 is implemented when the... Read on...
  8. NF- Control Tour Hours

    Tour Hours Extended at San Marcos Regional Airport

    The operational hours of the Air Traffic Control Tower at San Marcos Regional Airport will extend to meet the logistic needs generated by increased air traffic.... Read on...
  9. NF HOPKINS WEBSITE

    New Website Offers Feedback Opportunity for Section of Hopkins Street Improvements Project

    The City of San Marcos will launch an interactive website that gives residents an opportunity to learn about proposed improvements for a section of Hopkins Street.... Read on...
  10. NF River Cleanup-2

    Volunteers Keep Tons of Trash Out of San Marcos River

    Nearly 900 volunteers participated in the 36th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up and picked up tons of trash and debris in and along the Upper San Marcos River.... Read on...
  11. NF - Public Comment Requested

    Public Comments Requested for CDBG-Disaster Recovery Amendment

    The City invites residents to provide comments on proposed amendments to the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Action Plan.... Read on...
  12. Call for Artists

    City Seeks Artist for New Mural in San Marcos

    The San Marcos Arts Commission is looking for artists to design and paint a mural on an exterior wall of the Papa John’s Pizza located at 216 E. Hopkins Street... Read on...
  13. Sessom Creek Natural Area

    Work to Begin on Sessom Creek Natural Area Restoration Project

    Beginning Monday, Mar. 22 crews will remove invasive trees, stabilize eroding slopes and introduce native seeds and plants to restore biodiversity to the watershed.... Read on...
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    City of San Marcos Advocates for Residents, Businesses

    Staff and elected officials participate in the legislative process on behalf of residents and businesses as the 87th Texas Legislative Session reaches deadlines.... Read on...
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    SMPD Officer Attends Racial Intelligence Training

    Last month, the San Marcos Police Department reinforced its commitment to safety, accountability and community engagement by attending a training with AISD Police.... Read on...
  16. NF Murder Suspect Arrested

    San Marcos Police Arrest Murder Suspect in San Antonio

    San Marcos Police have arrested 42-year-old Kiril St. John Sokoloff (DOB 06/03/1978) in San Antonio for the murder of a San Marcos woman on Friday, March 12, 2021.... Read on...
  17. HOME IMPROVEMENT EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

    City Launches Home Improvement Equipment Lending Program

    The City is launching the Home Equipment Lending Program to provide residents the chance to check out items to complete basic outdoor home improvement projects.... Read on...
  18. Boards and Commissions Vacancies Open for Applications

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards & Commissions

    The City of San Marcos is accepting applications to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community... Read on...
  19. Uhland Rd Improvements

    Uhland Road Improvements Project Begins March 15th

    Beginning Monday, Mar. 15, the Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will begin construction on the Uhland Road Improvement Project... Read on...
  20. NF ROGERS FAMILY TOURISM AWARDS

    Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

    The San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau is now accepting nominations for the annual Rogers Family Tourism Awards. There are two awards open for nomination.... Read on...
  21. City Fire Marshal Receives Designation

    City Fire Marshal Receives Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing

    Last month, City of San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner became one of only 198 people worldwide to receive the official Fire Marshal designation... Read on...
  22. Music Friendly Community Workshop

    San Marcos Hosts Music Friendly Community Workshop

    The City of San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau will host an online Music Friendly Community Workshop Wednesday, Mar. 10, beginning at 6 p.m... Read on...
  23. Winter Storm By The Numbers

    Stronger Together: City Staff, Partners Help Community Through Unprecedented Cold

    As people in San Marcos and all across the state faced challenges related to the historic winter weather event last month, the City, its staff and its partners... Read on...
  24. NF City Facilities Reopen

    City Reopens Facilities to the Public, Masks Required

    The City reopened all public facilities including park pavilions and picnic areas Wednesday, Mar. 3, following closure to help stop the spread of COVID-19.... Read on...
  25. NF MANUAL METER READING

    City Completing Manual Utility Readings for Customer Assurance

    SMEU is completing manual meter readings at all customer addresses not automatically reporting into the billing software system to ensure exact usage numbers.... Read on...
  26. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

    Police Investigate Weekend Deadly Conduct Incidents

    The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public to assist with providing information related to four deadly conduct incidents that occurred ... Read on...
  27. March City Hall Calendar

    March City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings... Read on...
  28. Chief&#39s Advisory Panel on March 3

    Chief’s Advisory Panel to Meet on March 3

    The San Marcos Police Department Chief’s Advisory Panel will host a virtual public meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3... Read on...
  29. ACTIVITY CENTER REOPENING

    City to Reopen Activity Center on March 1 with COVID Protocols

    The City of San Marcos will reopen areas of the Activity Center to the public on Monday, March 1 using the same modified schedule as was used in late 2020.... Read on...
  30. NF BOIL REPORT TO FEMA

    San Marcos Residents Urged to Report Winter Storm Damages to FEMA

    From busted water pipes to roof repairs, the City of San Marcos asks its residents and businesses to report all damages to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.... Read on...
  31. VISION SMTX VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

    Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan Kicks Off with Virtual Community Workshop

    The City of San Marcos invites the public to participate in a virtual community workshop to kick off the Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, Feb. 25. Read on...
  32. BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELED

    Boil Water Advisory Lifted & Plumbing Permit Fees Waived

    Effective today, Sunday, February 21, 2021, the City of San Marcos has lifted the boil water advisory for all City of San Marcos water customers as testing ... Read on...
  33. HELP US CONSERVE WATER

    City Urges Water Conservation Through the Weekend

    The City of San Marcos is urging water conservation for all City of San Marcos water customers throughout the weekend to help stabilize the water pressure ... Read on...
  34. WASTEWATER SPILL

    Lift Station Generator Failure Causes Wastewater Spill

    A generator failure at the City’s Main Wastewater Lift Station caused untreated wastewater to discharge into the San Marcos River the morning of Thursday, Feb. 18. Read on...
  35. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

    City Issues Boil Water Advisory & Urges Residents to Conserve Energy

    Effective today, February 17, 2021, the City of San Marcos is issuing a boil water advisory for all City of San Marcos water customers due to water pressure ... Read on...
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    Mayor Signs Disaster Declaration & Public Urged to Avoid Travel

    With additional wintry precipitation expected later today and throughout the weekend Mayor Jane Hughson signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster today... Read on...
  37. TRAFFIC ALERT

    SMPD Urges Drivers to Avoid Travel & Slow Down on Roads

    The San Marcos Police Department is urging drivers to slow down and to avoid traveling as ice is present on bridges and roadways throughout San Marcos including I-35.... Read on...
  38. Extended Closure through March 1

    City Offices Closed for President’s Day Holiday

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed.. Read on...
  39. Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

    Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

    The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are calling on volunteers to register for the 36th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up happening in March.... Read on...
  40. Deadly Crash Investigation

    I-35 Crash Results in Double Fatality on Sunday

    On Sunday, Feb. 7, the San Marcos Police Department, Fire Department and Hays County EMS were called to a crash on southbound Interstate 35 near mile marker 208.... Read on...
  41. Wonder World Construction Update with Map

    Major Work Completed on Wonder World Drive & Hunter Road Improvements

    This week, City contracted crews completed major construction work on intersection improvements and removed barricades at Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road.... Read on...
  42. San Marcos Police Department Seal

    SMPD Searches for Teenage Shooting Suspect

    On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, the San Marcos Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred at the Whispering Oaks community, formerly Siesta Mobile Home Park... Read on...
  43. City of San Marcos Events for the month of February

    City Hosts Virtual & Socially Distanced February Events

    City facilities will remain closed to the public through the end of February but the City will offer the following virtual, drive thru, and socially distanced events... Read on...
  44. Extended Closure through March 1

    City Facilities Remain Closed to Public Until March 1

    As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations within San Marcos and Hays County continue to be on the rise, City facilities will remain closed to the public... Read on...
  45. SMPD Arrests suspect for armed robbery at Spirit Pit Stop

    SMPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

    The San Marcos Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at Spirit Pit Stop, 1214 IH 35 South, that occurred December 11, 2020. The suspect has been… Read on...
  46. Murder suspect Melvin George Nicholas Jr arrested

    Suspect Arrested for Murder at San Marcos Hotel

    At approximately 8:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, San Marcos Police were called to the Econo Lodge Hotel, 811 S. Guadalupe Street, and upon arrival located a deceased male inside... Read on...
  47. Hays County Opens Online Portal for COVID-19 Vaccines

    Hays County Opens Online Portal for COVID-19 Vaccines

    On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, the Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) received a shipment of 1,950 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. It also launched an online... Read on...
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    City Earns GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

    For the 41st time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of San Marcos the Certificate of Achievement... Read on...
  49. New signs coming to Downtown San Marcos

    Downtown San Marcos Street Signs Get Makeover

    Starting the week of January 25, 2021, the City of San Marcos will begin installing new street signs in the downtown area.... Read on...
  50. Intersection Improvements Begin Nov. 30

    Construction Update: Phase 4 Begins on Wonder Drive and Hunter Road Improvements

    On Tuesday, Jan. 19, construction work begins on Phase 4 of the intersection safety and improvement project at Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road... Read on...
  51. City Hall Closure MLK Jan 18

    City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    City of San Marcos Offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday... Read on...
  52. San Marcos Police Department Seal

    SMPD Receives Safe Policing for Communities Certification

    On Monday, January 6, 2021, the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation certified the San Marcos Police Department’s compliance with President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order No. 13929... Read on...
  53. Marie Kalka Photo

    Kalka Hired as City’s New Finance Director

    City of San Marcos is announcing the hire of Marie Kalka as the City’s next director of finance. Kalka will begin her career in San Marcos on January 19, and was chosen from a nationwide candidate pool of 53 applicants. Read on...
  54. texting

    San Marcos Residents Can Text Emergency Info to 9-1-1

    With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area. Read on...
  55. City Seal

    City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

    The San Marcos City Council approved Code SMTX, a new 434-page development code that aligns with the City’s comprehensive plan and will guide how... Read on...