The city of Round Rock launched a pilot rebate program for efficient washing machines on Dec. 7. The program, which is available for Round Rock water customers, aims to promote efficient water use, according to a news release.
City water customers who go to a Round Rock retailer and purchase a new clothes washer from a list of acceptable washers provided by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency can receive a $75 rebate.
The city’s washer rebate program comes after the city reinstated its rebate program for efficient toilets in November. The efficient toilet program is open to singlefamily residential Round Rock water customers whose homes were built before 1996.
For more information on the rebate program or to get an application, go to roundrocktexas.gov or call 6712872.
The Hutto Parks and Recreation Department is offering a holiday camp for all elementary-age children while schools are on break.
The camp will feature various activities including games and arts and crafts, and space is limited. The department offers the camp Dec. 26-28, Dec. 31, Jan. 2-4 and Jan. 7, with costs at $25 a day or $75 for a three-day session.
To sign up for the camp, visit the department’s office at 306 E. Live Oak St. The deadline for registration for the December camps is Friday, but late registration will be accepted if space is available.
For more information about the program, call recreation program coordinator Lacey Dingman at 759-4000 or email Lacey.Dingman@HuttoTX. gov.
The Round Rock School District is seeking parents, teachers and community members to serve on the district’s School Health Advisory Council.
The council helps ensure the district’s school health policies and education curriculum reflect the values and needs of the district’s community. For more information on how to volunteer, go to roundrockisd.org.
The Williamson County Commissioners Court extended the county’s current burn ban Tuesday by 30 days. The commissioners approved the initial burn ban on Dec. 4, with a possibility of lifting the ban if weather conditions had improved.
With the arrival of a dry cold front, the National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio issued a red flag warning, meaning critical fire weather conditions, until 3 p.m. Thursday for multiple counties, including Williamson.
The Texas Pyrotechnic Association has voluntarily agreed not to sell fireworks with sticks and fins because these types pose the greatest wildfire danger. Violating the burn ban is punishable with up to a $500 fine.