May 11, 2021
March 16, 2021
The City of Merkel will host a walk–up COVID-19 Vaccination Site with vaccinations and support provided by the National Guard.
The Site location will be Heritage Hall, 111 Taylor, Merkel, TX.
Vaccination eligibility is targeted according to federal directive Phase 1C:
People 50-64 years of age; or School and Licensed Child Care Personnel including:
*Those who work in preliminary, primary, and secondary schools;
*Head Start and Early Head Start programs ((including teachers, staff, and bus drivers); and
* Those who work as or for Licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.
Vaccinations will continue to be provided to previously targeted Phase 1A and Phase 1B, particularly older adults since the burden of COVID-19 falls most severely on people age 65 and older.
The date will be March 22, 2021. Vaccinations will begin at 8:30 AM.
People within the above noted target groups are strongly encouraged to make plans to be there during the morning hours, allowing for any doses not administered to those groups to be administered to others on a first come first served basis.
The Moderna vaccine requiring two separate doses will be given. The second dose will be scheduled for administration per manufacturer directions. The National Guard will return to administer the second dose.
If you have questions please call Steve Campbell at City Hall (325) 928-4911.
March 1, 2021
February 22, 2021
The City has had multiple meters and valves damaged from customers turning off their water at the City meter. Please contact City Hall at (325)928-4911 to have your water disconnected. Any damage to City valves or meters will be billed to the customer. For after hours please call (325)928-1347.
February 16, 2021
*URGENT WATER UPDATE*
Abilene’s Director of Water Services has given it’s wholesale customer’s notice that water reserves continue to fall and if rate of usage continue at it’s present pace water outages may occur.
PLEASE CONSERVE WATER THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HELP AVOID OUTAGES.
Water Service Update:
The City has turned pumps on, and water is beginning to fill the system.
Be aware that as water is restored it will pick up sediment causing discoloration and odors. Those conditions will subside over time.
A Boil Water Notice is in effect until further notice. The Notice can be found at www.merkeltexas.com .
Though water is being restored, we urge conservative water usage.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact City Hall at (325)928-4911.
The citizens of Merkel need to be prepared to be out of water by morning due to volume shortages from the City of Abilene.
Electrical issues in the City of Abilene has cause low water supply to the City of Merkel. Water volumes are seriously low.
Water should be used for drinking and cooking only. If water volumes do not improve the City of Merkel will see water outages. Please conserve as much water usage as possible.
If water volumes improve the City of Merkel will update our Website and FaceBook page.
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City of Merkel Municipal Energy Usage for
Calendar Year 2018
The City of Merkel purchases natural gas from Atmos Energy. In Calendar Year 2018, the City purchased a total of 6,114 thousand cubic feet (MCF) of natural gas.
The City purchases electricity from GEXA Energy and Taylor Electric Cooperative. In Calendar Year 2018, the City purchased a total of 452,096 kilowatt hours.
The City purchases water from the City of Abilene. In Calendar Year 2018, the City purchased a total of 81,499,000 gallons of water.
The total cost of natural gas, electricity, and water purchased by the City in the Calendar Year 2018 is $536,373.98.
City of Merkel Municipal Energy Usage for Calendar Year 2017
The City of Merkel purchases natural gas from ATMOS Energy. In Calendar Year 2017, the City purchased a total of 4546 thousand cubic feet (MCF) of natural gas.
The City purchases electricity from GEXA Energy and Taylor Electric Co-operative. In Calendar Year 2017, the City purchased a total of 479,273 kilowatt hours.
The City purchases water from the City of Abilene. In Calendar Year 2017, the City purchased a total of 80,450,000 gallons of water.
The total cost of natural gas, electricity, and water purchased by the City in the Calendar Year 2017 is $557,357.70.