Utilities & Infrastructure

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The energy market in Texas is deregulated, meaning that customers are able to select the electricity provider of their choice who best fits their needs. CenterPoint energy provides the electric infrastructure for the numerous electric distributors in the area.

For more information on electrical service options and rates for your business, please click here

Natural Gas

CenterPoint Energy is the natural gas provider in Richmond and in the greater Houston area. Large industrial consumers may contract for the provision of natural gas through other providers.

Commercial Garbage Pickup 

Monthly rates will be set according to volume and frequency of pickups. 

Water & Wastewater 

Water rates are based upon the meter size and on consumption amounts. 

Meter Size

Monthly Minimum Charge

5/8 Inch

$15

1 Inch

$21

1.5 Inches

$27

2 Inches

$43.50

3 Inches

$165

4 Inches

$210

6 Inches

$315

8 Inches

$435

10 Inches

$600

Use Type

Rate

Commercial

$2.34 per 1,000 gallons

Industrial

$3.79 per 1,000 gallons

Cooling Towers

$5.08 per 1,000 gallons

Water Consumed

Rate

First 5,000 Gallons

$3.46 per 1,000 gallons

5,001 - 10,000 Gallons

$3.71 per 1,000 gallons

10,001 - 20,000 Gallons

$3.96 per 1,000 Gallons

20,001 - 50,000 Gallons

$4.21 per 1,000 Gallons

50,001 - 75,000

$4.46 per 1,000 Gallons

75,001+

$4.71 per 1,000 Gallons

Usage

Rate

First 2,000 Gallons (Minimum)

$20 Minimum Monthly Charge

Over 2,000 Gallons

$3 Volumetric Rate per 1,000 Gallons

TRANSPORTATION

Highways

U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Alternate 90 dissect the city along its southern and northern boundaries. The Grand Parkway, the Houston area's third loop, borders Richmond's east side and provides fast access to the entire Houston region.

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Freight by Land

Three Class I Freight Railways operate in Richmond. Each move intermodal freight along these lines and are able to reach destinations throughout North America. 

Freight by Sea

Richmond is strategically located between two of the largest ports in Texas. The Port of Houston and Port of Freeport are classified as Deep Water Ports and can accommodate fully laden Panamax ships.

The Port of Houston, located 36 miles to the east, is a 25 mile long logistics complex ranked as the largest port in the nation by tonnage. 

The Port of Freeport, located 61 miles to the southeast, is ranked as the 32nd largest port by tonnage.

Air Travel

Access to Houston area is also a benefit for all types of transportation. William P. Hobby International Airport (38 mi) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (49 mi) are both located less than an hour's drive from Richmond. The airports offer non-stop domestic and international flights.

The Houston Airport System served approximately 54.5 million travelers in 2016 and has continued to expand its offering of destinations and carriers. 

Corporate Aviation

The Sugar Land Regional Airport, located 8 miles from Richmond, services corporate and private flights. The airports focus is on corporate aviation and handles approximately 250 flights per day and is used by more than 100 Fortune 500 companies.