Bulverde/Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation
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The Bulverde/Spring Branch area is served by two powerhouse award winning companies:
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.
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Bulverde/Spring Branch is conveniently located on US Hwy 281, only 20 miles north of San Antonio, the 7th largest city in the nation. State Hwy 46 and an array of farm to market roads serve this area as well. We are also equally located approximately 20 miles west of the City of New Braunfels, east of the City of Boerne and south of the City of Blanco...truly a regional crossroads of commerce. Plus, many of our local companies find a Central Time Zone location to be a great advantage.
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 — an area larger than the state of Massachusetts — and they have the most meters of any electric cooperative in the United States.
CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned energy Company in the nation providing both gas and electricity in the Greater San Antonio area.
Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) is a state-regulated investor owned water utility providing service to approximately 22,500 people through more than 9,000 connections in the Canyon Lake region of Comal County and southern Blanco County. On May 31, 2006, the utility became part of the SJW Corp. / San Jose Water Company family via the purchase of Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation by SJWTX, Inc., a subsidiary of SJW Corp. Founded in 1866,
Commercial air travel is available, only 21.3 miles to the south at San Antonio International Airport. San Antonio International Airport consists of over 2,600 acres with two terminals, two all-weather air carrier runways and one general aviation runway. It provides commercial airline service for the South Texas region with non-stop flights to over 34 destinations. As of year-end 2012, the airport served a total of 8,243,221 passengers averaging 260 daily domestic and international flights. Airlines include AeroMexio, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Interjet, Southwest, US Airways, VivaAerobus, American and United. Leading air-cargo and package-express carriers also are available.
There are also several small privately owned airports located in the area such as Bulverde Airpark, Kestrel Airpark, Flying J, Dean Ranch and Double U Ranch Airport.
GVTC Communications is headquartered right here in the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, 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.
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The Bulverde/Spring Branch area is a rapidly growing community located within Comal County. In fact, the highest concentration of new housing is taking place along the US Hwy 281 and State Hwy. 46 corridors which inevitability fosters commercial growth. As a result, the current and future demands for power, water, wastewater and communication services are significant. We are fortunate to have some great partners that are on the forefront in providing our area with sustainable and affordable sources for all these infrastructure needs. The state demographer estimates that Comal County is the fifth-fastest growing of Texas’ 254 counties.
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 Canyon Lake Water Services Company (CLWSC) 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 Canyon Lake Water Services Company (CLWSC) 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 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.
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