Utilities & Infrastructure

The City of Waco is constantly expanding it's infrastructure to handle the regular growth that has come to our community. We have taken the steps as a city to ensure that we are ready for the tech driven world that is upon us today.


Waco is served by four major highways and due to heavy use, Interstate 35 is often being expanded by the state of Texas.

Lake Waco is a man-made reservoir that serves the water system as well as providing many recreational opportunities.

There are a variety of bridges that cross the Brazos River in numerous locations, including I-35, U.S. Hwy 84E and three bridges in the immediate downtown area that include the historic Waco Suspension bridge, a pedestrian only structure seen many times on the popular TV show Fixer Upper. A bridge crosses the southern end of Lake Waco on St. Hwy 6.


Given Greater Waco’s location within the state of Texas, fiber connectivity is abundant for companies needing large production capacity and communication capabilities. Service providers include AT&T, Grande Communications and Spectrum.

Texas is a deregulated electricity market, providing companies the power to choose (PowertoChoose.com, SaveOnEnergy.com or ChooseEnergy.com/Texas). Retail Electric Providers offer contracts that are available on fixed or indexed based rates. Index products are based on the market clearing price or natural gas cost with an adder. Transportation and delivery charges are passed through from the regulated electric delivery company, Oncor (or Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative). Companies can work with aggregators, wholesale providers and retail electric providers to secure creative, competitive products. Contract prices will vary based on power factor and hours of peak consumption.

Waco-based, Texas Energy Aggregation assists economic development clients by providing competitive proposals based on peak demand, average demand, usage and power factor. Visit TexasEnergyAggregation.com for more information.

Oncor Electric Delivery

  • Residential (800) 242-9113

  • Business (800) 368-1728

Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative Inc.

  • (254) 840-2871

Atmos Energy supplies transportation and delivery of natural gas. Natural gas commodity is purchased through retail providers and pricing is based on market exchanges such as NYMEX, Houston Ship Channel or Henry Hub. Rates and additional information are detailed on customized reports. Atmos Energy can be contacted at (800) 621-1867.

The City of Waco is the service provider for water and waste water. Greater Waco is positioned in close proximity to Lake Waco and along the Brazos River with a constant source of water for quality of life and business. More detailed information can be found on customized reports.

Waco’s Solid Waste Services provides trash collection for residential and commercial customers. Wheeled containers hold 30, 65 or 90 gallons. The city also offers 35-gallon green carts for yard waste only. Blue carts collect paper for recycling. For more information, visit the City of Waco or call (254) 299-2612.

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