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February 18, 2021 4:42 PM

Winter Storm Recovery

A quick and easy way to access all information regarding city updates, news and service changes due to the sever winter weather. Click the links provide to view all current Weather Updates.

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March 4, 2021 1:57 PM

Water Quality Concerns

UPDATED NOTICE: All Customers who receive potable water from the City of Balch Springs

On February 18th in response to the Inclement Weather Emergency we faced, The City of Balch Springs in conjunction with Dallas Water Utilities issued recommendations for conserving water. This was due largely in part to allow time for system repairs by City of Dallas on their water distribution system.

At no time during this weather event was the City water supply compromised and remains safe, and we have returned to normal operations. We appreciate the understanding from our customers during this difficult time.

If you have any questions regarding the information in this notice feel free to contact me on my office phone at 972-286-4477 x207 or via email at

William R. Freeman
Director of Public Works

Prior Updates

February 19, 2021 4:05 PM

Service Alert | 2/19/21 @ 3:00 pm: STAR Transit will resume Hutchins Shuttle Route 501 and STARNow service in Mesquite starting tomorrow, Saturday, 2/20 at their regular start times. STARNow in Balch Springs will also run tomorrow from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. To book STARNow rides download the STARNow mobile app from the Apple App store and Google Play store or call 877-631-5278.
All other services will resume normal operation starting Monday.

February 19, 2021 9:50 AM

ONCOR: Restoration Update - As of 6:00 a.m., there are approximately 27,000 remaining outages from the cold weather and lack of generation impacts experienced earlier this week. At the peak of the ERCOT directed load shed, more than 1.3 million customers were left without power. We expect that a substantial amount of those remaining customers will be restored by this evening.

February 19, 2021 8:58 AM

Service Alert | 2/18/21 @ 5:00 pm: STAR Transit continues to suspend all bus routes (101, 201, 301, 401, 501) and STARNow service through tomorrow (Friday, 2/19). Please stay warm and safe!

February 18, 2021 4:56 PM

Frontier Waste Solutions Schedule Due to Inclement Weather - NOTICE: All Customers who receive Solid Waste Service from Frontier Waste Solutions via the City of Balch Springs: The City of Balch Springs’ Solid Waste Provider Frontier Waste Solutions was unable to run Monday-Wednesday due to inclement weather.

February 18, 2021 4:55 PM

February 18, 2021 Water Quality Concerns - The City of Balch Springs is not currently experiencing any issues regarding water quality. We have received many inquiries this morning from concerned citizens due to some of our neighboring Cities posting a “Boil Water Notice”.

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February 18, 2021 4:53 PM

ORDER OF COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS DATE ORDER ISSUED: February 15, 2021WHEREAS, on February 12, 2021, Dallas County, Texas experienced severe snow and ice storm coupled with extremely cold temperatures.

February 18, 2021 4:52 PM

City of Balch Springs Water Operations Due to Inclement Weather - URGENT MESSAGE: The City of Balch Springs is a wholesale customer for the City of Dallas. Following message was sent to us by Dallas Water Utilities.