Sugar Land, Texas – Texas Water Utilities, the second largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility in Texas, directly invested $47.6 million to keep water safe and flowing in the state in 2022. The investment includes infrastructure reinforcements, repairs, replacements, weather emergency preparations and improved system monitoring and communications services within the 36 counties the organization operates. The 2022 total investment is nearly double what the utility invested in the previous year.
“Our top priority is reinforcing water infrastructure so our customers continue to receive safe, reliable water and wastewater service,” Jeffrey L. McIntyre, president of Texas Water Utilities, said. “Water is a valuable resource, and the process of distributing it to our customers is complex and goes largely unseen. There are hundreds of water lines in most neighborhoods that require intensive maintenance and—eventually—replacement to function as expected.”
Texas Water Utilities’ investment priorities for 2022 included resiliency, water supply and water quality. According to the Texas Water Development Board’s 2022 State Water Plan, Texas’ population is projected to grow by more than 70%, from 29.7 million in 2020 to 51.5 million in 2070, with growth concentrated around Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley.
As a water and wastewater utility serving customers in the Lone Star State, Texas Water Utilities continually invests in the vast amount of infrastructure needed to supply and treat water and wastewater to ensure future generations will have access to a ready supply of clean, reliable water when they need it.
Customers can stay up to date on community impact projects in their area by visiting the Neighborhood Dashboard at www.swwc.com/texas/neighborhood-dashboard. For more information about Texas Water Utilities please visit www.swwc.com/texas.
About Texas Water Utilities Texas Water Utilities, a business unit of SouthWest Water Company, is the second largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility in Texas, providing service to more than 45,000 water connections and 18,000 wastewater connections. Committed to Texas since 1996, Texas Water Utilities owns 133 water and 26 wastewater systems