Welcome to WCID #12 in Kemah!

Galveston WCID #12 Office Located at 524 Cien Street Kemah, TX 77565

Galveston County Water Control & Improvement District #12 is your neighborhood Water & Sewer Utility Service Provider and your friendly source for services and payment options relating to your water bill.

Galveston County Water Control & Improvement District #12 was created by the Texas Board of Water Engineers (now known as TCEQ) on June 11, 1951, and provides drinking water, sanitary sewer and other municipal services to residents in: Clear Lake Shores, Kemah, Lazy Bend, and additional out of District customers.

WCID #12 owns and operates groundwater wells, water distribution and sanitary systems, 14 lift stations and a wastewater treatment plant to serve the District residents.

The most recent expansion of the wastewater treatment plant completed in 2009 now gives us the ability to treat 1,000,000 gallons of wastewater daily.

As of January, 2011, WCID #12 provides municipal water services for hundreds of connections and is considered one of the larger water users in North Galveston County by the Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA), our water provider.

Notice of Election
for the May 7, 2016
Directors Election

To the qualified voters of Galveston County Water Control & Improvement District No. 12:

Download NOTICE OF ELECTION (English & Spanish)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Projects

The City of Kemah applied for and received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for certain infrastructure projects, and is conducting these projects in cooperation with GC WCID No. 12.

The water and sewer lines along Kipp Avenue from Bel Street and 10th Street (Water) and 9th Street (Sewer) need replacement.  The replacement of the lines is to prevent frequent maintenance issues and disruptions in services.

The City of Kemah and GC WCID No. 12 looked at all available options to insure minimum disruption to District customers.

Spring 2016 Press Release

Here are some updates of projects from WCID #12:

Vivian St Plant Contract

Notice to Proceed is March 28 with a completion date of July 25, 2016.  The construction bid amount is $397,469 which includes the rehabilitation of the existing well with the addition of chloramine disinfection and site improvements (driveways, sidewalks, and fencing).

Completion of Kipp St Lift Station

Contractor is addressing the final Punch List items which should be completed the week of March 21.  The lift station is operational.  The original construction bid amount was $745,400 and the final construction cost is $715,978.

Water Line With City of Kemah

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) waterline project is under design along with the force main.  This project is located along Kipp Street from 10th Street to Bel Road.

2094 Lift Station Upgrade

The concrete for the foundations have been placed and structural steel for the generator platform should be one site and under construction by the first week in April.  The notice to proceed for this project was March 14 with a completion date of July 1.  The bid amount is $205,844.  This project is for the installation of an emergency generator for the District’s lift station located at FM 2094 and FM 146.

Water Storage Update from GCWS

The Gulf Coast Water Authority has installed the new water valves at the District’s ground storage tank (GST).  These valves will allow for a constant rate of flow into the District’s GST.

Update on City of Kemah Sewer System

The remaining sanitary sewer rehabilitation will be included in an upcoming District 12 project (most likely the waterline project along FM 518).


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Board of Directors:

  • Ed Linck, President
  • Linda Merryman, Vice President
  • Nancy T. McDonald, Secretary
  • Terri Gale, Asst. Secretary
  • Greg Collins, Asst. Secretary

Operations/Management Staff of Municipal District Services:


  • Ed Holdgraf, Contract Manager
  • Robert Jones, Area Supervisor
  • Michael Garza, Plant Operator
  • Kim Humphreys, Office & Billing Coordinator
  • George Goddard, Field Service / Meter Reader

Kemah Volunteer Fire Department

BubbaGumpVisit the KVFW website at www.kemahfire.com and stay updated with your hurricane preparations. Your Water District collects monthly donations from all customers to help support The Kemah Volunteer Fire Department. Completion of the new Fire Station on Hwy 146 in 2004 provides our area with state of the art fire and emergency services. Become a volunteer!

Cien Street Park

cien_parkCome enjoy the Cien Street Park created for residents of the District to enjoy year round. Skate Boarding, exercising, watching the kids play or having a family outing at the Pavilion is all available for you! Open everyday from dawn until dusk.