At Upper Jasper County Water Authority, we are committed to providing safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.
On-Line Bill Pay!
We are excited to announce that we are now offering our customers the convenience of paying your bill on-line! Please call our office for your Location I.D. number that is required for setup. (409-384-6301) There will be a fee of $4.00 for each payment made that is charged by the processing company.
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September 18, 2017
Due to recent line breaks that caused low pressure and a water outage, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, Upper Jasper County Water Authority, PWS ID 1210060 (North System Specific), to notify customers from the intersection of Hwy 63W and Hwy 255 to the Lake Sam Rayburn Corp of Engineers to include County Roads 51, 60, 61, 62A, 66, 67, & 68, of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. (This notice does not apply to customers who live South of Jasper, or customers on the North System who never lost water or pressure.)
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice...
September 01, 2017
Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to tropical depression Harvey, dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of the Texas coast this week. This epic storm has wreaked havoc on a large swath of the southwest and left destruction and devastation in its wake. When a large low pressure system moving in from the sea runs smack dab into a high pressure system over the coast, it’s a recipe for a natural disaster. Counter-clockwise circulating air vacuums up moisture from the Gulf, and all that warm, moist air rising up must eventually come down. And come down it did. “Harvey came inland about 200 miles south of Houston, and the outer rain bands pushed into Houston on Saturday. . . Houston lies a few dozen feet above sea level, and during normal rainfall residential yards drain into streets, streets drain into bayous, and bayous carry water into Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
But this was not normal rainfall; it was extreme tropical rainfall. Meteorologists measure rainfall rates in inches per hour at a given location. A rainfall rate of 0.5 inches per hour is heavy, while anything above 2.0 inches per hour is intense (you'd probably stop your car on a highway, pull over, and wait out the passing storm). [In the Houston area], from 11pm to 1am that night, 10.6 inches of rain fell, about as much rainfall as New York City gets from October through December. That happened in two hours. Ars Technica
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