Gulf Coast Water Authority is proud to announce being recognized by the Texas Comptroller as a recipient of the Texas Transparency Leadership Circle Award for 2015. The Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle was created to recognize public agencies who are striving to meet a higher standard for financial transparency through publication on its website of its complete financial picture – annual audits, complete financial reports, and its check register. As the Authority celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015, this award is timely.
The GCWA Canal Division operates out of its office located in Alvin, Texas. Canal systems operated include the American Canal, Briscoe Canal, Juliff and Chocolate Bayou Canal systems. They encompass an area extending across the three counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend and Galveston. Industrial customers served by the Canal Division include Ineos and Ascend Performance Materials. Municipal customers served by the Canal Division include the cities of Sugar Land, Pearland and Missouri City, as well as Ft. Bend WCID #2 and Pecan Grove M.U.D. The Canal Division also serves a large number of agricultural customers primarily located in Brazoria County.
The Industrial Division operates from its office located in Texas City, Texas. Industries served include DOW/UCC, Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery, Marathon Petroleum, Valero, Eastman Chemical, and Ashland. Industries located in Brazoria County are served by our Canal Division.
GCWA owns and operates the Thomas S. Mackey Water Treatment Plant located in Texas City, Texas. It is a 50 MGD surface water plant serving 13 water utilities. Those customers include the cities of Texas City, La Marque, Galveston, Hitchcock, League City, GCWCID #1, GCWCID #8, GCWCID #12, GCFWD #6, GCMUD 12, Bacliff MUD, Bayview MUD and San Leon MUD.
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