June 14, 2013, marked a significant milestone for GCA—and for the state of Texas. On that day, Governor Rick Perry signed legislation that expands GCA’s role beyond municipal and industrial wastewater treatment to enable the Authority to build, own and operate water systems including pipelines, conduits, canals, pumping stations, force mains, plants, storage and other facilities used for the treatment, collection or distribution of water disposal systems and treatment facilities for brackish, re-use and non-potable surface or saline water.
We pursued this legislation in response to industrial customer concerns that the prolonged Texas drought may result in further curtailment of traditional water sources for industrial use. The idea is to conserve drinking water for human use statewide by providing industries access to non-potable water from treatment facilities and other non-traditional sources of water. A good example of this effort is our Odessa South Facility where treated water from our wastewater treatment plant is being reused in oilfield operations.
If you are concerned about current access to a reliable non-potable water supply or to secure water for your future needs, GCA has successful experience in collaborating with stakeholders to develop effective solutions to your water needs. We are ready to assist you.
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Gulf Coast Authority
910 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 488-4115