• Silver Spur Resorts' 2nd Annual First Responders Day has been rescheduled from this Saturday, May 11, 2019 to August 10, 2019 from 10-2pm. Posted 5/9/2019


  • FREE CHLORINE NOTICE:  The City of Canton Water Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual preventive maintenance program beginning June 13, 2019, and ending on or around July 25, 2019.  This procedure will only affect the City of Canton Utility Service Area.  This is a routine procedure providing additional protection against bacteria and is a common practice for systems using combined chlorine.  These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects, but some individuals may experience a slight change in taste or odor in the tap water during this period. All water customers who pay their bills directly to the City of Canton Utility Department will be affected. We regret any inconvenience our customers may experience during this period, keeping in mind that this task is part of our ongoing efforts to provide a safe, potable water supply for our drinking water customers. Some aquatic and marine animal species are sensitive to free chlorine; persons maintaining aquariums with any sensitive species may wish to contact their pet supply stores regarding dechlorination.  Information about drinking water and health is available on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website and through the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791. (POSTED 6/10/2019)

    ATTN: UTILITY BILLING CUSTOMERS- Canton utility customers will notice an increased emphasis on collecting utility bills prior to termination of services.  The City's policy is to mail bills out on the last day of the month, and bills are due by the tenth (10th) day and late fees are assessed on the eleventh (11th) day of the month.  Termination notices are mailed out on the eleventh (11th) day.  State law requires all customers to receive a ten (10) day notice prior to termination, therefore termination will be effective on the twenty first (21st) day of the month.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation, as we work hard to do a better job for you than we did the day before. Posted 5/1/2019

  • Van Zandt County is developing a multi-jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Action Plan that will address natural hazards that affect all of Van Zandt County. 

A FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is required for eligibility for grant funds through FEMA’s HMA programs.  Funds from these federal grant programs may be awarded directly to the County and planning participants to implement mitigation projects identified in the Plan.  (Translation—if there is a major hazard problem, there may be grant money to help minimize or fix it.  This could include weak dams, flooding, etc.

Public participation is integral to this planning.  If you live in Van Zandt County, please participate by providing feedback by completing a short public survey that is available online.  Go to  

Thank you

Lou Ann Everett, Mayor

*Posted 1/28/2019*