San Antonio-based WaterFleet LLC won the Environmental Stewardship Award on Wednesday at South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable’s Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The awards honor achievements in the oil and natural gas industry in the Eagle Ford Shale.
WaterFleet was founded in 2014 by the husband-and-wife team of Alan and Allison Pyle. The company provides remote work sites with potable water, wastewater treatment, and climate-controlled restrooms and break rooms. WaterFleet serves oil and gas drilling and fracking companies, commercial and industrial construction sites and emergency response camps.
“WaterFleet was founded with the idea of improving the quality of life for people that work out on remote living worksites by providing them potable water that we can produce onsite, and by managing the sewage that they produce for a reuse opportunity,” said Alan Pyle, who’s serves as president and CEO. Prior to WaterFleet, Pyle served as president and CEO of Steelhead Inc., a San Antonio-based company that manufacturers water bottling machines and plant production systems.
Pyle added that the company’s services help reduce pollution, truck traffic, and demand on other utilities.
“(WaterFleet) reduced about 10 million heavy-haul truck miles off of Texas roads. So that’s wear and tear, that’s traffic … that’s CO2, that’s carbon footprint,” said Allison Pyle. “We’ve recycled over 200million – probably closer to 300 million – gallons (of water) that can be reused.” Like Alan, Allison Pyle also previously worked at Steelhead, serving as co-owner and treasurer.
There years after WaterFleet was founded, a group of investors led by New York-based EagleTree Capital — through its private equity fund EagleTree Partners IV, alongside Stars Investment Management Co. — acquired a majority stake in the business. After outgrowing its offices near Loop 410 and Pleasanton Road, the company in early 2020 moved into its new headquarters building on the southeast side near Loop 410 and New Sulphur Springs Road.