Infrastracture & Development

Strategic planning and investment plus a dynamic mix of municipal, regional and private sourcing assure non-stop service, high capacity and low costs in utilities. Wharton offers industry the power to succeed.

Top energy choices in a deregulated market

Since 2015, deregulation of the Texas energy market has brought prices below the national average, and in Wharton, industry enjoys the best of all worlds through superb transmission and leading providers:

AEP Texas and CenterPoint Energy keep Wharton “on go” with reliable transmission and distribution service, and top quality in the maintenance of wires, poles and electric infrastructure

Wharton County Electrical Cooperative (WCEC)

Committed to the Wharton community, committed to your business, WCEC is one of the eight member cooperatives of the South Texas Electrical Cooperative, and combines a secure and diverse energy mix, including lignite, natural gas, diesel, wind and hydro to offer reliable, economical energy that supports multi-faceted growth.

CenterPoint Energy provides clean comfortable natural gas at strategic cost savings for Wharton business while substantially reducing carbon footprints. And at the Wharton Megasite, Energy Transfer and Houston Pipeline Company provides and maintains a 24” gas transmission pipeline. Natural gas: Great for your business and great for the environment.

Abundantly clear advantages in water costs and capacity

Fluid needs are met with abundance and low costs in Wharton, thanks to impressive infrastructure investment and careful management. The $250 million Lane City Reservoir Project is adding 90,000 acre-feet of firm water to the regional water supply, while the meticulous management and assessment of groundwater resources by the Coastal Bend Conservation District (https://cbgcd.com/) keeps water clean and flowing. At the city’s premiere industrial sites, 12” water lines deliver approximately 60 pounds of pressure, with a capacity up to 1 million gallons per day, with waste water capacity up to 500,000 gallons per day.

Kansas City Railroad
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I-69 Extension
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1301 Expansion
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Levey Project
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Contact

Office: 979.532.0999
Toll Free: 866.532.0999
Fax: 979.532.5257
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Wharton, TX Economic Development Commission
1944 North Fulton St.
Wharton Texas 77488
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