Over the past two decades, Round Rock has made a significant commitment to constructing a world-class infrastructure system. From a diverse network of roadways to high-speed telecommunications and upper-echelon utilities, the community has ensured it can meet the needs of both businesses and residents.
Electricity and Natural Gas
Round Rock is within the deregulated Texas electricity market, which means customers can choose their retail electricity provider (REP) and therefore obtain some of the lowest utility rates in Central Texas.
Gas service is provided by Atmos Energy, which serves many areas in Williamson County, including Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, and Taylor. It also services Pflugerville and several other parts of Travis County.
Water and Wastewater Service
The City of Round Rock provides water and wastewater service to its citizens. Current water facilities can treat and deliver a peak day capacity of up to 56.5 million gallons per day. In addition, the city currently has the capacity to treat up to 17.1 million gallons per day of wastewater.
Please visit the city’s GIS website for maps of water and waste water lines. You can find more information at the city’s utilities and environmental services website.
Round Rock understands the importance of a wired community and already has infrastructure in place to accommodate it, including access to digital, ISDN, fiber optics, T-1 lines, and more. In fact, Round Rock was one of the first communities to wire every workplace, household, and community setting with digital capabilities. The service side of the industry is deregulated, giving businesses and residents many options for their service.
One of the keys to Round Rock’s continued prosperity has been our proximity to major transportation arteries. Our forward-thinking roadway expansions, including several recently completed Texas state highways and tollways, allow businesses in Round Rock to enjoy fast, easy access to all modes of transportation.
Round Rock is highly interconnected to the region and state via its transportation network. Distribution takes advantage of the region’s location in Central Texas, at the intersection of Interstate 35 (the NAFTA corridor) and a network of U.S. and state highways. Three of the nation’s 10 largest cities — Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas — are no more than three hours away. Laredo, the major port of entry between the U.S. and Mexico, is four hours from Austin via I-35. State Highway 130, one of several roadway improvement projects that has brought an increase in goods through Austin’s traffic flow, connects to I-35 north of Georgetown and to I-10 east of San Antonio.
Opened in 1999, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is a valuable asset for business travelers and shippers. Its fourteen airlines served close to eleven million passengers and over 155 million pounds of cargo in 2014. These airlines offer nonstop service to thirty-seven destinations, including cities in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, and 268 commercial passenger flights per day. In 2011, AUS ranked fourth among airports in North America, regardless of size, by the Airport Council International’s Airport Service Quality passenger survey.
- Distance from Round Rock: 25 miles
- Runway Length: Two parallel runways, 12,250 feet and 9,000 feet
- Runway Surface: Hard
- Austin Executive Airport (EDC): 20 miles from Round Rock
- Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU): 10 miles from Round Rock
- Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK): 50 miles from Round Rock
- Draughon-Miller [Killeen] Central Texas Regional Airport (TPL): 50 miles from Round Rock
Rail Service Providers
Round Rock is within 250 miles of four of the top ten U.S. ports: