Public Utilities Department

Most municipalities operate a Public Utility Department (PUD) which offers:

  1. Water treatment, storage, and distribution
  2. Wastewater collection and treatment
  3. Solid waste collection, landfill, and recycling programs

However, unlike most municipalities, the City of Palmview does not operate a traditional Public Utility Department.  Rather, Palmview just operates a solid waste collection system which is contract to Republic Services.

Solid Waste Collection

Collection Service
The City has contracted with Republic Services to collect residential solid waste on a weekly basis.
Brush is collected monthly. 
Republic Services Brush / Bulky Item Guidelines

Schedule and Routes
Republic Services provides for solid waste collection as per the following dates and service areas:
Collection Routes and Dates

Fees and Payments
The City assesses a solid waste collection fee (which includes brush collection) for residents located in our City limits.  These fees appear in the monthly utility bills delivered by Agua Special Utility District (SUD) or Hidalgo County Municipal Utility District (MUD) #1, depending on which utility services your water/wastewater account.  Either Agua SUD or Hidalgo Co. MUD collect these fees and remit them to the City for the collection service provided by Republic Services.
These solid waste fees are detailed in the rate schedule below, as are the scheduled collection dates:
Collection Rates

Compliments or Complaints
To report any issues or complaints regarding Solid Waste, please contact:

Republic Services
(956) 583-0022
23485 Moorefield Rd,
Edinburg, TX 78541

Waste Water

The City of Palmview does not own nor operate a water/wastewater utility.  Rather, water and wastewater services for Palmview residents and businesses are offered by the Agua Special Utility District (SUD).  Agua, through an agreement with the Hidalgo County Municipal Utility District (MUD) #1, also provides wastewater service to certain customers at the intersection of Interstate 2 (I-2) and Goodwin Road. 

Agua SUD is governed by a Board of Directors elected by utility customers.  Palmview’s elected representative on the Board is Esequiel “Zeke” Ortiz Jr.
Information on monthly water and wastewater rates, service outages, Board of Director meetings and other issues may be found on the Agua SUD website

To report any issues regarding water or wastewater services, please contact: Agua SUD 24/7 Telephone: 956.585.2459

Wastewater Collection System Project

Palmview arguably is the largest suburban areas in the Texas without a wastewater collection system.  Currently residents and businesses use septic systems.  In the 1990s, the City of Palmview transferred its rights to provide water and wastewater services to the now defunct La Joya Water Supply Corporation.

However now, Agua SUD is constructing the Palmview Project $42.2 million wastewater collection system in partnership with the City of Mission, which will be treating the effluent.  This project, funded by loans in part from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), may be operational by March 2019.