Galveston County WCID #1 and the Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA), our community’s wholesale water provider, have issued their 2022 annual water quality reports. WCID #1’s 2022 report shows that our drinking water meets or exceeds all federal and state standards and is safe.
The Public Utility Commission’s rule in Title 16, Chapter 24 Texas Admin. Code § 24.173(d) prohibits GALVESTON COUNTY WCID #1 (the “District”) from imposing a late fee or from disconnecting your retail water or sewer service for nonpayment of bills that are due during an extreme weather emergency until after the emergency is over.
The WCID #1 is proud to support Dickinson Art Guild’s community art project by sponsoring a Great Blue Heron sculpture. The Great Blue Heron by artist Jeanne Nelson is displayed outside the district office on FM 517 East. Each heron sculpture represents a donation to the preservation of the bayou, funding for future arts programs, and the general welfare of the city.
The WCID #1 Board of Directors has approved a water and sewer rate increase beginning in November 2022. The average customer using 5,000 gallons a month will see an increase of about $8.75 a month. The rate was needed to fund rising operating costs due to inflation, pay competitive salaries, increased bond payments from 2012 bonds, and cost of water meter replacements district-wide.