News & Information
News & Information
Welcome to the Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council (KAYAC) web page!
KAYAC is a committee comprised of Kyle area youth citizens ages 14-18.
Another city wide clean-up will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Must have a valid ID and current utility bill showing you reside within the city limits of Kyle.
The next Police Officer testing date has been set for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9am for TCOLE certified candidates only.
Updated January 18, 2017: The city council approved the issuance of the remaining General Obligation Bonds authorized by voters in the May 2013 bond election and fund.
Visit the Storm Drainage and Flood Risk Mitigation Utility web page.
Click on the links below to learn more about Kyle's Stormwater Program:
Helping to keep Kyle clean and looking great is the goal of the new Kyle Adopt-a-Street program.
What is Kyle Adopt-a-Street?
The Kyle e-Newsletter is sent each Friday and contains pertinent information about events and happenings in the City of Kyle.
The City of Kyle is hiring. We have seasonal, full-time and part-time opportunities. And with a growing city, more positions will likely become available in the near future.
Kyle City Council will consider a new contract for City Manager Scott Sellers at the January 17, 2017, meeting. In the documents section below is the contract.
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Meetings / Events
Meetings / Events
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 01/20/2017 - 6:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 01/23/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 02/02/2017 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 02/07/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 02/09/2017 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 02/21/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 02/23/2017 - 6:30pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 02/27/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 03/07/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 03/09/2017 - 6:30pm
- Baby Lapsit (0 to 18 mos.) - 01/19/2017 - 10:00am
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/19/2017 - 10:00am
- Toddler Time (18 to 36 mos.) - 01/19/2017 - 11:00am
- Teen Anime & Manga Club - 01/19/2017 - 5:00pm
- Page Turners Book Club - 01/19/2017 - 6:30pm
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/20/2017 - 10:00am
- ¡Los Cuentos! (Bilingual Storytime) - 01/20/2017 - 10:30am
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/23/2017 - 10:00am
- Sensory Fun - 01/23/2017 - 10:30am
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/24/2017 - 10:00am
Recreation / Library / Social
Recreation / Library / Social
So, you want to know a little more about Kyle, Texas? That’s why you clicked here! We can’t say we blame you — it’s a very cool town.
Kyle was founded in 1880. The town was named after Fergus Kyle, the son of Claiborne Kyle who moved here from Tennessee. Under the famed Auction Oak Tree, plats of land were auctioned off to several hundred folks who became the town’s first citizens.
My, how we’ve grown! In 2016, Kyle was the second largest city in Hays County with a population of 36,800. Population estimates put Kyle at 55,000 by 2030.
With easy access to locales north and south, Kyle is a major city on the I-35 corridor in Central Texas. It’s home to Seton Medical Center Hays, Hays CISD administrative offices, Austin Community College Hays, several medical facilities, and H-E-B Plus, major retailers, numerous restaurants and many homegrown businesses.
Here are some cool Kyle tidbits:
- Kyle got its first stoplight in 2007.
- Kyle is 30.4 square miles, with 185.5 miles of roadway and more than 600 acres of beautiful park land.
- Kyle is a Home Rule city. Residents elect the mayor and city council, but a city manager, Scott Sellers, runs the city’s day-to-day operations. He does so with a $79 million operating budget.
- Our Parks and Recreation department offers community events including Market Days, Founders Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting, Polar Bear Splash, Easter Eggstravaganza, and our annual July 4th Fireworks.
- Signature special events include Kyle Field Day, Kyle Hogwash and Hops & Jalapenos.
- Kyle is now home to the Central Texas Lobos, a semi-professional soccer team.
- Kyle is also a good place for business. The city houses many businesses and with an educated population, there’s plenty of room for growth.
Who makes up your wastewater department?
The City of Kyle’s Wastewater Department is currently made up of five employees, which consists of four Wastewater Technicians, a Foreman and one Crew Leader. A foreman oversees the daily operations of both the water and wastewater departments.
What does the wastewater department do?
The employees of this department are responsible for operating and maintaining the wastewater collection system. This system includes, lift stations, force mains, various pumps, manholes, and gravity lines. The wastewater crews clean, maintain, and monitor all of these components of the system. In addition, the crews inspect lines and manholes, with video equipment to search for infiltration/inflow. Reducing infiltration/inflow achieves cost savings in treatment and facilitates a more reliable collection system.
What is a lift station?
A lift station pumps wastewater uphill and commonly to a point where it can gravity flow down hill again. A lift station is equipped with pumps, wet wells, and control systems the pumps force the wastewater through a pipe, referred to as a force main. Not all wastewater lines lead to lift stations; some go directly to the wastewater treatment plant because the plant is lower in elevation than the homes it services. This is referred to as gravity flow. We currently have nine lift stations in our collection system and all are monitored on a daily basis.
What are the other components of our wastewater collection system?
The City of Kyle wastewater system has approximately 2,127 manholes and 119 miles of sewer mains, including gravity and force mains.
What do we not put down the drain?
Do not flush "wipes" down your toilet. While they are marketed to be flushable they create havoc in the collection system and treatment plant. Never pour hazardous household chemicals, like gasoline, oil, paint, or other such chemicals down the drain. Also cooking oils, fats and greases can clog wastewater receiving lines which lead to overflows which can threaten environmental health as well as provide a backup of sewer inside your home. Responding to these backups can be very costly and time consuming. Plastics and clothing materials create similar problems as fats, oils and greases. Your home should be provided with a plastic clean-out, located somewhere along the outer edge of your home. The clean-outs are usually white in color, made of PVC plastic, and have a square nut on the top of the lid. These clean-outs are utilized to access your individual sewer service line. Never bury or allow these clean-outs to be buried. If the lid is damaged or removed, replace with a new lid as soon as possible. This will decrease the chance of a foreign substance entering the line and providing a potential backup. It will also aid in reducing unnecessary rainfall from entering the line (inflow/infiltration) and creating a higher volume of flow that is sent to the plant for treatment.
We are here to serve.
Wastewater Department crews are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week including all holidays. If you need to report wastewater collection system issues, please call our main office at 512-262-3024 or after hours call 512-787-9896 for assistance.
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