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Historic growth in our Liberty Hill District

Get to know the fastest-growing area in our service territory

Nestled a short drive northwest of Austin, Williamson County is undergoing historic change and unprecedented growth. Surrounded by rolling hills, exceptional schools, and booming economies — it’s easy to see how the cities of Leander, Georgetown, and Liberty Hill are attracting families and businesses at a record pace. It is the fastest-growing area in our 8,100 square-mile service territory – and the fifth fastest-growing county in Texas.

“Since adding the Liberty Hill District Office in 2009, the location has become increasingly important to serve the growing region,” said Troy Whitehead, PEC’s director of regional operations for Liberty Hill. “As more people continue to move here, we remain focused on reliability, safety, and our unwavering commitment to our members.”

Whitehead and his team say it’s been a remarkable decade for the Liberty Hill District and the numbers prove it.

The district covers 1,700 miles of line. When it first opened in 2009, it served 23K meters, and the area was already experiencing major growth. This pattern continued and today it serves nearly double the number of meters — 43K total. In 2018 alone, crews added 4,647 new meters, which is more than any other PEC district office.

Managing growth to better serve you

Across our service territory, PEC serves six of the 15 fastest-growing counties in Texas and three of the fastest growing in the nation. We continually take steps to stay ahead of anticipated growth so that we best serve our members and communities.

Fastest-growing Texas counties: 

#  1 Comal

#  2 Hays

#  3 Kendall

#  5 Williamson

#  9 Guadalupe

#12 Caldwell

Fastest-growing counties in the U.S.

#  2 Comal

#  4 Hays

#  5 Kendall

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

*Counties with population of 10,000 or more in 2016 and 2017