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Utilities

Longview, Texas and its region is fully equipped to support the needs of its growing community. American Electric Power/ SWEPCO provides reliable electric service to residential and commercial customers in the Longview area. Sabine River, Lake Cherokee, and Lake O' The Pines provide water resources. Natural gas service is readily available through CenterPoint Energy and Atmos Energy.
 

Electric Power

Supplier AEP / SWEPCO
Generating Capacity Approx. 4500 MW (megawatts)
Power Pool Membership Southwest Power Pool


Natural Gas

CenterPoint Energy and Atmos Energy provide gas service to Longview and the surrounding area. CenterPoint Energy serves approximately 4 million customers in the Southern United States and Minnesota. It is a subsidiary of Reliant Resources a provider of electricity and energy resources to wholesale and retail customer.

Atmos Energy, the largest pure natural gas distributor in the United States, delivers natural gas to 3.2 million customers. Their regulated utility services are provided to more than 1,500 communities in 12 states. Atmos Energy is known as one of the most efficient natural gas utilities in the industry. Their gains in efficiency help to better serve their customers, but never at the expense of safety or service.

Suppliers: CenterPoint 1,000 BTU per cubic ft.
  Atmos 1,000 BTU per cubic ft.

 

Water

With total capacity at 52 mgd, Longview has sufficient water for the next century. Longview draws its water from three different sources: Lake Cherokee, the Sabine River, and Lake O’ The Pines. Average water usage is 16.5 mgd. Peak demand is 34 mgd. Raw and treated wastewater may also be available at significant savings.

Supplier City of Longview
Source Surface Water
Daily Capacity of Water Plant 52,000,000 gpd
Average Daily Use 16,500,000 gpd
Peak Consumption 34,000,000 gpd
Water Storage Capacity  
        Ground 7,500,000 gals
        Elevation 4,450,000 gals
Pressure in Mains 50 psi
Cost per 1000 gallons $2.55
Water Connection Fee $2,600 for short side and $3,400 for long side

 

Sewer

Treatment Plant Activated sludge / Trickling filter
Average Daily Usage 12,500,000 gpd
Rated Capacity 21,000,000 gpd

 

Sanitation

Residential Yes
Commercial / Industrial Yes
Nearest landfill for Comm./Ind. Use 10 miles

 

Telecommunications

Longview has robust and economical telecommunications services for both small-medium businesses and large enterprises. Legacy copper networks as well as the most advanced Fiber optic based infrastructures are operated by locally based telecom companies providing digital voice switching and data transport speeds that exceed 10 Gigabits per second.

Below are just a few examples of the voice and data services currently available to Longview’s small-medium size businesses:

  • Gigabit FTTB (Fiber To The Business)
  • GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) up to 1 Gig download speeds
  • DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) • ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)
  • Private and Virtual Private Networking
  • IP-based Networks supporting the latest in VoIP phone systems
  • POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service)

In addition to the services above, for the needs of Longview’s larger enterprises companies, we have deployed a next generation fiber optic infrastructure that supports virtually any communications technology:

  • SONET (Synchronous Optical Networks) offering a variety of Optical Carrier solutions
  • STN (Self-healing Transport Networks) • MPLS (Multi-protocol Label Switching)  ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
  • LAN (Local Area Network)
  • As well as many other telecommunication services

 

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