The City of Bulverde Wastewater Treatment Facility within Singing Hills Development, Photo by Tom Hackleman of Vantage Drone , a Texas Vantage, Inc. company.
Connecting You to the Right Providers For Your Needs.
GVTC Communications is headquartered right here in the Bulverde/Spring Branch area and is the largest telephone cooperative in Texas, whose service area spans 2,000 square miles and eleven counties. GVTC began more than half a century ago as a telephone cooperative with the purpose of providing modern phone service to remote parts of the Texas Hill Country and other rural areas to the north of San Antonio. Today, GVTC has evolved into a comprehensive communications provider with offerings that go well beyond residential and business telephone service.
GVTC products and services:
- cable TV
- high-speed Internet
- digital security service
- long distance
- advanced data services
- High Definition TV
- Digital Video Recorder
- Video on Demand
- local and unlimited long-distance calling plans
- voice mail systems
- Fiber-To-The-Home technology (FTTH)
- Fiber-To-The-Business (FTTB) service
For more information, visit www.gvtc.com or call 830.885.4411/800.367.4882 Toll Free
The Bulverde/Spring Branch area is served by two powerhouse award winning companies:
CPS Energy, is the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility providing both natural gas and electric service. We serve more than 907,526 electric customers and 373,998 natural gas customers in and around San Antonio, the nation’s seventh largest city. CPS Energy serves a large part of the southern region of Comal County and are strong supporters of the Bulverde Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation. CPS Energy commits millions of dollars to energy efficiency rebates and programs for our customers. Our Sustainable for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) looks to reduce our community’s demand for electricity by 771 megawatts (MW) – the output of a large power plant – by 2020.
Perdernales Electric Cooperative, a private electric utility owned by the members they serve. PEC now delivers electricity to more than 236,000 active accounts throughout 8,100 square miles.
Historically, area residences and commercial businesses were on individual water wells, however, over the years centralized water systems became necessary to handle the water demand generated by an increase in area population and increase in higher density subdivisions.
Water is a precious commodity in the region with a majority of the community depending on groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer. However, due to the rapid growth this area has seen in recent years, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) saw a need to supplement this water source with surface water from Canyon Reservoir (aka Canyon Lake) to ensure sustainability and continued economic growth in the region and as a result, constructed the Western Canyon Water Treatment Plant and began delivering treated water to customers on April 3, 2006.
SJWTX is a state-regulated investor-owned utility providing water service in seven south-central Texas counties. On May 31, 2006, the utility became part of the SJW Corp. and a member of the San Jose Water family via the purchase of Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation by SJWTX, Inc. Although the name has changed, CLWSC’s rich history and commitment to outstanding customer service remain the same: we are constantly working to fulfill our vision of serving customers, communities, employees, shareholders, and the environment at world-class levels in order to achieve our mission of being trusted professionals delivering exceptional quality water and service to customers and communities while protecting the environment and providing a fair return to shareholders. We do this by striving to meet the following key values daily: Compassion, Teamwork, Transparency, Integrity, Service, Trust, and Respect. Canyon Lake is located on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country. The SJWTX service area surrounds Canyon Lake and includes approximately 250 square miles within Comal County and southern Blanco County. .
Most local businesses are utilizing small individual septic systems or have obtained a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to construct larger sewer treatment facilities. Some businesses/property owners have created Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), Water Control Improvement Districts (WCIDs) or related special districts to assist in funding the needed infrastructure. Partners in these standalone wastewater endeavors include SJWTX inc. and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) in which they are assisting with operation of the standalone facilities. Currently there are three centralized wastewater treatment facilities in the area. One of which is owned by HEB Grocery Company, operated by SJWTX inc. and located near the Bulverde HEB Center on Old Boerne Road at Bulverde Crossing just off State Hwy. 46 West near the intersection of US 281. The second is owned by the Johnson Ranch Municipal Utility District (MUD), operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and within the Johnson Ranch Mixed Use Development located near the northeast quadrant of US 281 and FM 1863. The third is owned by the City of Bulverde, operated by GBRA, is part of Water Control Improvement District No. 6 (“WCID No. 6”), and is within the Singing Hills Mixed Use Development located at the northwest quadrant of US 281 and State Hwy. 46. The City of Bulverde has evaluated the feasibility of a regional interconnected wastewater treatment system and has expended funds to bore the lines under US 281 and State Hwy. 46 to allow for the expansion of the wastewater treatment facility and collection system within the US 281/Hwy. 46 corridor, however, the line extension is the responsibility of the property owners that wish to connect to the system.