Date: 3/22/2023

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

City to Terminate Inframark Contract

HOUSTON, TX - Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin would like to make Kingwood area residents aware, as a result of the investigation initiated by the District E office regarding operations at the Kingwood Central Wastewater Treatment Facility the City of Houston has determined it is best to terminate its contract with Inframark, effective Friday, March, 31, 2023.

Kingwood's drinking water remains safe.
Over the past two months, it became apparent that Inframark is in breach of its contract with the City of Houston to run the Greater North East Houston Service Area system, which includes the Kingwood Central Wastewater Treatment Facility. Mayor Pro Tem Martin continues to appreciate the swift action and response of Houston Public Works. He looks forward to the conclusion of the ongoing criminal investigation.

The City has determined that it can best serve Kingwood residents by having Houston Public Works operate its water treatment facilities in Kingwood, just as Houston Public Works safely and efficiently operates water treatment facilities every day throughout the City of Houston. 

Therefore, the City is terminating its contract with Inframark effective Friday, March 31, 2023. The City looks forward to assisting Inframark to facilitate a smooth transition over to the City-led management of the Greater North East Houston Service Area.

“We are committed to providing the highest quality water services to Houstonians and believe this is the best path forward for Houston water treatment operations,” said Houston Public Works Director, Carol Haddock.