(Our New Office at 2750 FM 517 East, Dickinson , TX)
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.
Bond and Tax Cap Election, May 9, 2015
The Board of Directors of Galveston County WCID #1 has called a Bond and Tax Cap Election for May, 9, 2015. One proposition would ask the voters to consider a $9.2 million capital plan to construct nine (9) important projects. The other proposition would ask the voters to consider raising our current Maintenance and Operation (M&O) Tax cap from $0.05 per $100 of assessed value to $0.10 per $100 of assessed value. No overall tax increase would be necessary. Please click on the "Bond Election 2015" tab at the top of this page for more and detailed information
Important Information about Refuse Collection within the City and the Water District
Beginning March 1, 2015, garbage/refuse collection within the Water District and the City of Dickinson will be managed by a new company. Republic Services of Houston will be the new vendor for these services. The Water District will no longer bill you for this service. Republic Services of Houston will bill you directly on a quarterly basis. You may expect your first bill in the mail by mid-March.
Please take note of the new pickup schedule beginning March 1st. If you live EAST of the Railroad tracks, your regular trash pickup days will be on Mondays and Thursdays. If you live WEST of the Railroad tracks, your trash pickup days will continue to be Tuesday and Fridays. Once again, if you live EAST of the Railroad tracks, your trash pickup days will be Mondays and Thursdays beginning March 1st. If you live WEST of the Railroad tracks, your trash pickup days will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Recyclables will be picked up, city-wide, on Wednesday ONLY.
For the most current information, please go to the City's website, our website under the Announcements Tab http://www.wcid1.com/announcements.htm, or contact Republic Services at (800) 234-7481.
Important New Drought Info - October 08, 2014
The Brazos River Basin, from where all of our drinking water originates, remains under drought conditions. While we have had a very rainy summer and fall here locally, the Brazos reservoir water levels continue to be below normal and have yet to receive much needed rainfall. You may look at the Drought Map of the Brazos River here at http://www.brazos.org/DroughtStatus.asp .
As of Monday, Sept. 2014, The Water Company enacted Stage II of our own Drought Contingency Plan and we now continue to ask that you reduce your overall water usage. Further, we ask that if you must water outdoors, please do so only between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM. If water levels in the Brazos River and its reservoirs do not improve, we will be forced to implement further water use restrictions in our own plan. Here at the Water Company, we will if needed, also reduce the amount of water we take from the Gulf Coast Water Authority 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. Rainfall in the Brazos River Watershed is still so very much needed.
Our Next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2015 at a new regular meeting time of 4:00 pm in the Council Chambers in Dickinson City Hall.
If you have any questions or if we may provide further information, please call Galveston County WCID #1, Monday - Thursday, between the hours of 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Friday, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, at 281-337-1576. To report emergencies after hours, and on weekends, please call the same number and talk to the after-hours operator.
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 number 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