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Deep in the Heart of Texas.

Due to the various climates throughout our great state, Texas’ needs and uses for water make it unique. As the second most populous state in the country, our citizens require an ample amount of water — and that demand is continuously growing.

Facts About Texas Water

  • According to the Texas Water Development Board, the state’s demand for water is likely to increase by 27% by 2060 compared to its demand in 2000.
  • Groundwater accounts for 59% of the water used in Texas. We have nine major aquifers to supply most of our groundwater, but with the increase in agricultural irrigation needs, the water levels have been drastically declining.
  • Annual estimated water use in Texas totaled 16.2 million acre-feet in 2009, with about 57% used for irrigation. Total annual irrigation has remained steady, averaging approximately 9.5 million acre-feet since the late 1970s.
  • The source of most agricultural irrigation in the state is groundwater, accounting for 86% of the irrigated acres (in 2000). Surface water made up 11.6% and the remaining 2.4% used a mix of groundwater and surface water.

Takin’ Care of Texas.

During those hot summer months, it’s important that we all do our part to help conserve water in an effort to take care of our Lone Star State. We’re all guilty of letting the water in our sinks run for long periods of time or frequently overwatering our yards. But you can make a difference in water consumption by making small changes around your home.

Water Conservation Tips:

  1. Water your yard thoroughly, but only as needed (usually no more than one inch, once a week).
  2. Use drop irrigation for plants and gardens.
  3. Water early in the morning to minimize evaporation.
  4. Save energy and reduce water consumption by up to 65% by installing water-efficient plumbing fixtures.
  5. Wash only full loads of laundry — this can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water per year!

Drilling? We’ve Got That Down.

When it comes to drilling, you need the best team with the size, strength and financial capability to complete your groundwater construction project. When drilling wells, hydrogeology and engineering intersect, and you should rely on experienced professionals to get the job done.

At Alsay, our supervisory drilling team averages more than 25 years of experience per person and we have one of the largest fleets of drilling equipment in Texas. We leverage our combined resources to being you a high-quality well in a timely manner.

Expert Well Drilling Services

  • Equipment Installation
  • Geophysical Analysis
  • Gravel Packing
  • Grout Sealing
  • Pump Selection
  • Test Hole Drilling
  • Well Casing
  • Well Development and Testing
  • Well Screen Selection and Installation

The Alsay team determines the correct drilling technique, method, size and type of equipment for your well, and we’re always here to communicate with you about your project and answer any questions you might have.

Service Well Done.

When it comes to servicing your well, you need an experienced and professional team. A well’s infrastructure is delicate and detailed, and you want to be sure that your team has a true understanding of all its parts.

At Alsay, our service employees are experienced in all types of well rehabilitation, and we use a down-hole closed circuit video to investigate, diagnose and respond quickly to well repairs.

Repair Services Include:

  • Acidizing
  • Bacteriological Well Evaluation
  • Cathodic Well Protection
  • Chemical Treating and Redevelopment
  • Internal Liner Installation
  • Perforating
  • Pump Trouble Shooting
  • Regraveling Screens
  • Repairing Motors & Right Angle Gear
  • Repairing or Replacing Pumps
  • Squeeze Cementing
  • Swage and Patch Operations (Well Screens 8”–24”)
  • Test Pumping Up to 10,000 GPM
  • Water Chemistry Analysis

Alsay is dedicated to open and honest communication with clients to determine proper well rehabilitation, including pump repairs which are handled at our facility. Our large fleet of service rigs and emergency repair service teams provide the best well service in Texas.

Caring for Your Well.

Just like everyone else, your well needs constant care, and what better time than today to be sure your well is properly maintained? Keeping your well in premiere condition is essential, and you can easily evaluate the needs of your well by asking a few simple questions:

  • Has the pumping rate decreased?
  • Can you hear the pump rattle or feel vibration?
  • Does the well pump sand and/or brass shavings?
  • Has the water quality changed?

If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time for maintenance on your well. Breakdowns are easily preventable by scheduling testing and maintenance by operator, having an operator observe the production of your well, and by having a service contractor conduct semi-annual testing and analysis.

Alsay Water Plant Supports New Houston Community.

Alsay is pleased to be part of the initial stages of Springwoods Village — a new, developing Houston community which will be located at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road. Recently, we worked as a subcontractor to WW Payton to construct two wells for the water plant which supplies water to the community. In an article by Nancy Sarnoff of the Houston Chronicle, she writes, “This community will be a true live, work, play environment that will have jobs, homes and amenities from the day it opens.”

In addition to housing, the community, which will be near the new Exxon Mobile campus that is expected to house 10,000 employees, will include an urban-style town center featuring a full-service hotel, restaurants, shops and offices.

Homes will be in the style of those in the Heights, and construction is expected to begin on a new 342 high-end apartment complex in January. Employees who will work at the companies located in the area are already beginning to inquire about housing prices and are expressing interest in this new Houston development.

Alsay Partners with Ruhrpumpen

You want a pump you can trust, and Alsay understands your needs. That’s why we’ve partnered with Ruhrpumpen to offer reliable, high quality pump systems.

When it comes to meeting water consumption needs in your municipality, we offer pump solutions for water and wastewater applications:

  • Transport and distribution of water
  • Desalination
  • Wastewater
  • Water treatment
  • Flood control
  • Ground water development and irrigation
  • Snowmaking
  • Filter washing
  • High lift pumping
  • Lift station

Alsay, Inc. Knows “It’s All About the Water”

Local Water and Wastewater Company Updates Image

Houston, Texas – Alsay, Inc., a leader in the water and wastewater industry, is updating their look to express their dedication to hard work, first-rate service and professionalism. While their look may be changing, “it’s [still] all about the water.”

An integral piece of the new look includes launching a new website that includes detailed information on all service lines. For branding consistency, the campaign will appear on Alsay’s brochures, tradeshow booths, eNewsletter and more. This will create an identity for Alsay and top-of-mind awareness to those seeking water or wastewater services.

“At Alsay, we are truly all about the water and we’ve always been committed to providing excellent customer service,” said Jim Caldwell, president of Alsay. “Last year we celebrated 50 years in business and are proud to launch our new look which accurately reflects our company’s growth and change.”

Alsay, Inc. has been serving municipalities, municipal utility districts and large industrial clients for more than 50 years. Their expertise in water and wastewater makes them a one-stop-shop for all water needs. Water services include well drilling, maintenance, repair, service and testing, and pump installation and repair. Wastewater services include pump installation, service and testing. Recognizing there are times when equipment is needed for temporary use, rental equipment is available for both service lines. For more information, call the Houston office at 281.444.6960 or visit www.alsaywater.com.

Two Wells Constructed by Alsay Support Houston Community.

Alsay is pleased to be part of the initial stages of Springwoods Village — a developing Houston community at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road. Recently, we worked as a subcontractor for WW Payton to construct two wells for the water plant which supplies water to the community. In an article by Nancy Sarnoff of the Houston Chronicle, she writes, “This community will be a true live, work, play environment that will have jobs, homes and amenities from the day it opens.”

In addition to housing, the community, which will be near the new Exxon Mobile campus that is expected to house 10,000 employees, will include an urban-style town center featuring a full-service hotel, restaurants, shops and offices.

Homes will be in the style of those in the Heights, and construction is expected to begin on a new 342 high-end apartment complex in January. Employees who will work at the companies located in the area are already beginning to inquire about housing prices and are expressing interest in this new Houston development.