Reliable, Cost-Effective Utilities
For decades, utility systems in the Greater Katy Area have provided reliable energy and vitality to residents and businesses. That same spirit continues today with many area utilities receiving acclaim and awards for their efficient and effective operations.
Water and Wastewater
The City of Katy has received awards over the years as a Superior Water System in the State of Texas. The City of Katy can efficiently meet water and wastewater needs of commercial and light industrial users. Areas located outside city limits are served by Municipal Utility Districts (MUDS) which are public boards appointed to operate and manage public infrastructure for major development areas, such as master-planned communities. Fire protection is provided for businesses by overhead and ground storage tanks. Water service rates range from approximately $1.80 per 1,000 gallons to $4.50 per 1,000 gallons, depending on volume usage. Wastewater rates are similar in cost.
The City of Fulshear’s Public Works Department is responsible for the water distribution, wastewater/sanitary sewer collection and treatment, drainage, streets, public right-of-way, city traffic signals, city facilities, parks, and engineering and capital improvements. Over 90 miles of paved streets are continuously maintained, repaired, cleaned, and improved.
CenterPoint Energy, a strong partner in economic development and the local distribution company, Provides Electricity Services To The Katy Area. Deregulation is in effect in Texas and typical capacity available is 35 kV (35,000 volts), although some sites have access to 138 kV (138,000 volts). With some basic information, Katy Area EDC Staff can provide industrial and commercial rates from retail providers.
CenterPoint Energy and SiEnergy are natural gas suppliers to the Greater Katy Area. Access to competitive suppliers means Katy area customers can maximize the value of their natural gas consumption.
CenterPoint Energy provides natural gas services to the Greater Katy Area. CenterPoint Energy's Transportation Services offers qualifying end-use commercial and industrial customers a choice in their natural gas supply. Transportation Services’ suppliers ship natural gas to qualified customers in the Houston area. Rate, tariff, and other information can be found here. Typical gas line size and pressure in or near business parks is two to four inches with 50 to 60 psi (high pressure).
SiEnergy provides natural gas service in the Katy area as well. SíEnergy’s rates, quality of service, and safety measures are regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and municipalities to ensure rates are reasonable and necessary to the delivery of natural gas services. Rate, tariff, and other information can be found here.
Katy offers access to a dynamic broadband telecommunications backbone from facilities-based government regulated carriers such as Consolidated Communications, AT&T, and Xfinity. Services available include: Cloud Services, Hosted VoIP, PRI, Datacenter, Online Backup, Hosted Exchange, High Speed Internet with redundant connections from 10Mg to 100Gig – SONET-protected, Resilient Fiber Network, Carrier Ethernet – point-to-point or multi-point, Metro Ethernet, Colocation, and Dark Fiber. All major wireless phone companies provide service in the Greater Katy Area.
Residential/commercial service is provided by private companies, such as Republic Services and Waste Management. Recycling of newspaper, magazines, aluminum, plastic, and cardboard is available at public schools. Curbside recycling is provided in most Katy neighborhoods and master-planned communities.