Infrastructure and Utilities in Seguin
City of Seguin Electric
The Electric Department maintains all street and security lights, provides the construction needed to extend electrical service to new customers and all Capital improvement projects. They perform maintenance on 120 miles of overhead electric lines, 25 miles of underground electric lines, and three substations. Safety services provided by the Electric Department include trimming trees from power lines and repairing damage to the electrical distribution lines and poles.
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As one of the largest and most progressive distribution cooperatives in Texas, the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) specializes in delivering products and services that fulfill the needs of thousands of people and businesses relying on us every day. We serve over 85,000 consumers (between our member cooperative and public subsidiaries) throughout South Central Texas covering the Guadalupe Valley through:
- Five modern customer service centers
- Two state of the art Operations Centers
- Fleet of mobile line crews as well as installation and service technicians
- Focused Commercial and Industrial Account Representatives
Reliability is serious business. That is why we measure our performance by a set of strict benchmarks. Our current reliability rating is 99.9995%. That means that our members can depend on our service.
This high standard is met through consistent monitoring and maintenance of our electric system. Annual maintenance includes inspecting and changing out thousands of poles, upgrading wire and equipment, establishing new lines, and investing in transmission lines when necessary. With distribution as our primary service, GVEC operations are robust enough to also build and maintain our own transmission lines; a quality of which only a handful of cooperatives can claim. GVEC is committed to providing our commercial and industrial members with competitive and cost-effective electricity rates. We offer multiple classifications and rate schedules to fit specific business types. Before establishing your service, we will meet with you and select a rate class based on your overall monthly kilowatt demand as well as discuss any further details regarding your needs.
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Water and Wastewater Utilities
City of Seguin Water & Wastewater
While working to maintain a Superior rating in accordance to TCEQ requirements, the Water department produces and distributes over 4 billion gallons of water per year and the treatment of over 1.4 billion gallons of wastewater per year. It includes the operation of two wastewater treatment facilities that each have the sewer collection system feeding into one primary lift station at each plant. In addition to the maintenance of 120 miles of distribution lines, 768 fire hydrants and 23 lift stations with 139 miles of collection lines. Staff will undertake water leaks, sewer leaks and stoppages, install new water and sewer taps, and new fire hydrants as needed.
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Springs Hill Water Supply Corporation (SHWSC)
Springs Hill Water Supply Corporation (SHWSC) is a Member-Owned, non-profit corporation empowered, among other things, to purchase, construct, operate, and maintain all works, improvements, facilities, and plants necessary for the supply and distribution of water. SHWSC service is comprised of approximately 140,000 acres (218.75 square miles) and encompasses the City of Seguin; with boundaries on the north, to the New Braunfels city limits, on the south and east, the Gonzales County Line, and to the west the City of McQueeney city limits, abutting the Green Valley Special Utility District's service area. SHWSC is located within the extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Seguin and City of New Braunfels.
SHWSC currently serves a population of 26,668 people and has over 7,050 connections. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has projected the population to reach 45,804 by the year 2050. Connections are likewise projected to reach 12,203. The prominent area of growth is in the northern service area along state highway (SH) 46 and northwest service area along Farm-to-Market (FM) 78 and the 110 corridor going east.
SHWSC obtains water from several sources. The corporation operates a 1.g MGD conventional surface water treatment plant on Lake Placid with 28b0 acre feet purchased from GBRA. Canyon Regional Water Authority (CRWA) provides additional 2,425 acre feet of surface water per year. Groundwater is obtained from three wells operated and owned by SHWSC and located in the Carrizo Aquifer producing approximately 400 acre feet per year per well. SHWSC has a contract to purchase 560 acre feet of groundwater from Schertz Seguin Local Government Corporation (SSLGC). ln the year 2010 we added lodacre feet from the CRWA wells located in the Carrizo aquifer. SHWSC has a total of 7,1g5 acre feet available and currently uses approximately 55% of those resources.
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Natural gas service within the City of Seguin is provided by CenterPoint Energy. CenterPoint Energy's natural gas prices are among the lowest in the nation. CenterPoint works hard to ensure customers have safe, reliable natural gas service while keeping prices at the lowest reasonable price. CenterPoint’s supplier costs are passed onto you directly with no price mark-up.
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