The City of Jamaica Beach issued an RFP in early October for the Operation and Management of the Municipal water and wastewater system and wastewater treatment plant. A competitive bid process took place, in which two (2) other firms had responded to the RFP but, USW Utility Group (USWUG) was selected as the most responsive. USWUG was awarded an agreement for two years, plus up to three (3) additional years, in one (1) year intervals, which started January 6th, 2020.
The City of Jamaica Beach facilities consists of a water distribution system, storage, AMR water meters, collection system, seven (7) lift stations and an activated sludge wastewater plant designed for .360 MGD consisting of an aeration basin, two (2) clarifiers, chlorine gas disinfection, chlorine contact chamber, and two (2) aerobic digesters.
Jamaica Beach purchases water from the City of Galveston, Texas. Jamaica Beach is a city in Galveston County, Texas, located on beautiful Galveston Island. The city has progressed from limestone roads to hard-surfaced streets and, most importantly, from individual septic tanks to a modern sanitary sewer system. With beautiful beaches and rich history, Jamaica Beach is extremely friendly to both human and aquatic life.