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The Authority was created by House Bill 1003, 58th Legislature of Texas, Regular Session, on May 6, 1963 (compiled as 8280-280, Texas Revised Civil Statutes). The Authority was created to provide, operate, and maintain waterworks systems, sanitary sewer systems, storm sewer systems, and drainage facilities to serve land within its boundaries. The Authority operates under the authority of the Texas Constitution, Texas Revised Civil Statutes, Article 8280-280 and Chapters 49 and 51 of the Texas Water Code, as amended.
Our Service Area
The Authority is situated almost entirely in southeast Harris County in the Clear Lake area, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Houston. Its northwest to southeast boundary is State Highway 3. The Authority surrounds the Johnson Space Center on three sides. Ellington Field is located just outside the Authority’s northwest boundary.
At the time of its creation on May 6, 1963, the Authority consisted of 12,269 acres. Through various annexations, the current total land area is approximately 15,837 acres. Approximately 13,490 acres have been developed for commercial, residential, and public recreational use. The Clear Lake City Water Authority is the largest water district in Texas.
Utility Usage History
Per the mandate of House Bill 3693, all political subdivisions that are responsible for paying electric, water or natural gas utility services must:
- Record in an electronic repository the political subdivision's metered amount of electricity, water or natural gas consumed; and the aggregate costs for those utility services.
- Report the same information on a publicly accessible internet website with an interface designed for ease of navigation.
The Utility Usage History (Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher required.) information provided satisfies the requirements of House Bill 3693 by reporting the usage and cost information by month for electricity and natural gas consumption. Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher required. If you have any questions, please contact the Administration Department at 281-488-1164.
CLCWA conducted a recent Water Rate Survey and a Tax Rate Survey compared to surrounding cities.
|Holiday||Day of the Week||Date|
|New Year's Day||Friday||12/31/2021|
|Independence Day (Observed)||Monday||07/04/2022|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday||11/25/2022|
|Christmas Eve (Observed)||Friday||12/23/2022|
|Christmas Day (Observed)||Monday||12/26/2022|
When a Holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday.
CLCWA News and Recents Events
Vehicle and Equipment Bids
CLCWA occasionally advertises vehicles and equipment for sale in the local “Citizen Newspaper”. All bids must be received in a sealed envelope and will be publically opened.
CURRENT BIDS: NO
What is CLCWA Doing To Serve You Better?
Do you want to know what is going on in your neighborhood? Click any of the buttons below to see a list of current and future engineering projects within CLCWA.
Have You Noticed Multi-Colored Fire Hydrants in the Area?
The CLCWA has color-coded the tops, also known as bonnets, of fire hydrants in the Authority to coordinate with water main sizes. The primary purpose for this is to assist Fire Departments in quickly determining water main sizes when connecting to fire hydrants in an emergency. Secondly, this can assist CLCWA’s repair crews to more effectively determine what tools and equipment will be needed for a repair.
The following are color codes and water main sizes:
Red – 4” Yellow – 6” White – 8” Green – 10-20” Orange – 24-60”
Click the button below to view the CLCWA’s Boundary Map in PDF format. (Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher required.) This is a large file so it may take some time depending on your internet connection speed.
Topography and Drainage
The general area of the Authority ranges in elevation from 10 feet mean sea level along the extreme eastern boundary to about 35 feet mean sea level along the northwestern boundary. Substantially all existing areas or areas proposed for development within the Authority are above the projected 100-year flood plain. In the general area of the Authority, there are three well-defined major watersheds. The three major drainage channels are Horsepen Bayou on the west, Armand Bayou in the central area, and Cow Bayou on the south and discharge through Clear Lake into Galveston Bay.
Drainage of the developed subdivisions is accomplished by means of enclosed storm sewer systems which outfall into detention ponds and/or improved channels of the three major streams. The Authority is working to better protect bayous from receiving excessive solids and oily substances.
Lidar 1 foot contour maps showing elevation are now available on our website, sorted alphabetically by subdivision.
Meadowgreen (Peermont) Drainage Improvement Project Summary
The Meadowgreen Section 1 Drainage Improvements project includes the installation of new storm sewer and drainage structures to alleviate drainage issues within Section 1 of the Meadowgreen subdivision. The Meadowgreen Section 1 Subdivision has a history of flooding in past rain events, one of which includes Hurricane Harvey in August of 2017 which flooded approximately 60 homes. The existing storm sewer system in the subdivision has significant ponding within the subdivision streets, some locations exceeding inundation depths of 3 feet during an extreme rain event such as Hurricane Harvey.
To improve drainage within the subdivision, the Clear Lake City Water Authority will be installing a new 48-inch storm sewer system trunk line installed along the opposite side of Peermont Street from the existing 30-inch storm sewer trunk line. A new 60-inch storm sewer outfall will be installed through the property at 15410 Peermont Street and a 35-foot-wide extreme event overflow swale will also be installed through the lot at 15410 Peermont Street. The proposed storm sewer consists of approximately 1,225 linear feet of 48-inch and 60-inch storm sewer pipe and upsized inlets. The proposed and existing sewer systems will be connected by two equalizer pipes. The proposed storm sewer system improvements will help mitigate flooding during future rain events, such as the 100-year and 500-year storm events.
To facilitate construction of the storm sewer system improvements, the existing 8-inch water line along Peermont Street will be replaced with approximately 1,200 linear feet of new 8-inch water line installed along the opposite side of Peermont Street. The water line replacement will begin at the intersection of Bradwell Drive and Peermont Street and end in front of the property at 15410 Peermont Street.
The proposed improvements to the Meadowgreen Section 1 Subdivision can be installed with no downstream impacts because of the Exploration Green Detention Facility that has been under construction since 2017. The final phase, phase 5, of the Exploration Green Detention Facility will start construction in early 2022 and should be completed by the end of the year.