Welcome to the website of the Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District No.1 (WCID#1) located in Dickinson, Texas. Watch this site for information about "The Water Company". If you need us for emergencies our 24 hour number is our main number, 281-337-1576. If you call that number, either our customer service staff or an on-call operator will contact the right members of our staff to help you.
We have changed our policy here at the District regarding the reconnection of services for non-payment. Effective July 28th of 2014, we will no longer complete the reconnection of water services, terminated for non-payment, after business hours. If your water is disconnected for non-payment, you will need to pay the full amount of your bill and any reconnection charges one (1) hour prior to the close of business each day in order to be reconnected on that day. So, if you are disconnected Monday thru Thursday you must pay your bill and fees before 4:30 pm to be reconnected the same day. On Friday, you must pay by 11:00 am to be reconnected on the same day. We regret that due to safety and audit concerns we will no longer offer this service.
Important New Drought Info - September 08, 2014
The Brazos River Basin is once again under drought conditions. Previous predictions had indicated that rainfall in the basin would provide enough water for the last of our hot summer months. That prediction has not not come true. On Friday September 5, 2014 DOW Freeport issued a "Senior Call" on its 1947 water rights. What does this mean for us? Well it means, that our water supplier, Gulf Coast Water Authority, has issued its own Stage II water restrictions due to the continued shortage of water in the Brazos River. This stage of the GCWA Drought Contingency Plan requires that we reduce the amount water that we "take" from the GCWA by 10%.
As of Monday, September 8, 2014, The Water Company is hereby enacting Stage II of our own Drought Contengency Plan and ask that you reduce your overall water usage. Further, we ask that if you must water outdoors to do so only betweeen the hours of 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM. If water levels in the Brazos River and its Reserviors do not improve, we will be forced to implement further water use restrictions under our own plan. Here at the Water Company, will also reduce the amount of water taken from the GCWA by using our own water wells. Please do everything that you can to reduce your water consumption to insure a stable supply of water for all the citizens of Dickinson and of the County as a whole. We will keep you informed about the status of our water supply in the Brazos River as conditions change. Rain in the Brazos River Watershed is still so very much needed.
D.A. Paulissen, General Manger
Our next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm the Council Chambers in Dickinson City Hall, Dickinson, TX.
Please Note: We often get customer service requests that are not within our District. We only serve the City of Dickinson, TX and the area immediately around the City. Before you contact us, please check your bill to verify that we are your provider as we cannot help you if we are not. If you write us or contact us, please include your name, service address and an email address or phone number so we get in touch with you. Thank you.
If you have any questions or if we may provide further information, please call Galveston County WCID #1, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 AM -; 5:30 PM and Friday, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, at 281-337-1576. To report leaks after hours, please call the same number and talk to the after-hours operator. To report leaks after 5:30 PM on weekdays, as well as, on weekends, please call the Galveston County WCID #1 after-hours number, 281-337-1576.
David A Paulissen, General Manager
Normal Hours of Operation:
M-Th 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 12:00 noon
Phone: (281) 337-1576 Answered 24/7
WCID#1 Address: 2750 FM 517 Rd. East, PO Box 307, Dickinson, TX. 77539 Phone:(281) 337-1576 Fax: (281) 534-4672