WhiteWater is an independent, Austin, Texas based energy infrastructure company that currently manages $3 billion in natural gas transmission assets originating in the Permian Basin. Since Whitewater’s inception in 2016 and continual growth, an unchanged priority has been to operate in an ethical, safe, and environmentally conscious manner for the benefit of people, communities, and businesses. As we provide energy to the world, we maintain heightened awareness to the responsibility that comes with that role. Our Board perpetuates a company culture of progressive action and investment to be thorough in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) facets of our company's operation. WhiteWater has continually demonstrated vigilance as corporate and enterprise risks evolve, reporting standards and environmental regulation changes, and the demand for stakeholder engagement increases.
As WhiteWater continues to raise the bar internally, we also uphold the same standards for our contractors and vendors. We invest heavily in integrity management, maintenance, and environmental programs to protect our assets, our employees, the public, and the environment. Health and safety is a huge priority in our company’s operation. Historically, we have upheld a total recordable incident rate in the first quartile of the industry average, with no fatality incidents or any major environmental incidents. Our Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) team assists the Board with matters related to EHS risks and best work practices, while continually upholding compliance. Within our development of energy infrastructure assets, WhiteWater is also committed to identifying stakeholders, and engaging with them to serve the communities, people, and businesses we may have impact on. Facilitating open communication, accessibility, and relationships with our stakeholders is our inherent responsibility to ensure transparent reporting within the development of our assets and into operation. Beyond meeting high standards of EHS in our asset construction and operational activities, our Board, Business Development team, and ESG Coordinator manage and provide oversight in the assessing corporate and enterprise risk for current and new business opportunities. As new ESG standards have transpired in the energy infrastructure industry—specifically in the natural gas infrastructure industry—WhiteWater has evolved and integrated a new bar of ESG reporting, recording, and implementation of improvement across our value chain.
Our projects are designed to minimize risks to biodiversity and habitat, climate change, archeological sites and the local community. We also have a strong governance structure in place to monitor lobbying activities and potential conflicts of interest. The unrelenting evolution of the ESG spheres in the infrastructure industry is a result of the continued growth of knowledge, new technologies, and ultimately a need for sustainability in the way we construct and operate the facilities associated with energy consumption. WhiteWater has met the challenge in keeping up with the pace of change, and the demand to be a top-class operator. Not only for our own company’s efficiency and for our stakeholder’s, but to ensure that we are leading the charge in setting the bar for the impact this industry has on the world.
Chief Executive Officer
WhiteWater (WW) is committed to the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of our infrastructure assets. We take our ownership responsibilities seriously and understand the dangers associated with transportation and processing of natural gas, crude oil and NGL’s. Our team has longstanding experience with similar assets and are committed to optimizing the value of the commodities we control, keeping our neighbors safe and minimizing our overall environmental impact.
WW is committed to meeting industry guidelines and regulations, as directed by the Department of Transportation and state level regulatory agencies. For information regarding the design requirements for Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines, please consult the Department of Transportation’s expectations at https://www.ecfr.gov. For information regarding the ongoing operations and maintenance of Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines, please consult the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/.
The majority of the 2.4 million miles of energy related pipelines within the United States are buried, creating an opportunity for excavation related damage. While all buried pipeline easements should be clearly marked with yellow pipeline markers, these markers do not provide adequate detail for excavation. WW has registered its pipeline assets with the Texas 811 one-call and damage prevention organization and commits to providing accurate support and information to 3rd party excavators to minimize pipeline damage and risk to excavators.
Call before you dig – do your part to prevent pipeline damage
Before you break ground on your next excavation project, regardless of scale, utilize the free service offered by Texas 811 by dialing 811 or accessing the Texas 811 website at www.texas811.org to request that all underground utilities be located and marked.
In case of Emergency please dial 911 for all other issues or concerns please call our 24 hour phone number at (866)-277-1250
As Whitewater develops and operates natural gas infrastructure to provide energy to consumers, environmental consciousness is at the forefront of construction planning and asset operations. Whitewater strives to mitigate environmental risk by maintaining local, state, and federal compliance with vigilance and stringent oversight from agencies like the Texas Rail Road Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Through the permitting process and desktop reviews of the potential construction routes, environmental risk mitigation is continual, regulatory compliance is met and maintained, and best work practices are instilled in construction plans to mitigate biodiversity risk and risk to water bodies.
WW strives to uphold a high standard in all the social facet of the ESG sphere. Internally, WW is an equal opportunity employer, with a diverse workforce comprised of men and women from various countries and backgrounds. The corporate culture perpetuated by the founders is deeply rooted in mutual respect, fair treatment, and the common goal of attaining success. In that same regard, WW maintains social integrity during the construction and operation of its assets. As the pre-construction process begins, a relationship with stakeholders is cultivated. WW works to maintain communication trademarked on timeliness, transparency, and with detail with the ultimate goal of valuing and respecting the interests of those involved and impacted by WW projects.