Strube 'right fit' as new Water Utilities director

Allison Strube has been promoted to Water Utilities director after a search that yielded 36 applicants. The appointment takes effect immediately.

San Angelo’s water utilities director is responsible for all operational and infrastructure matters related to water supplyproductiondistributionquality and conservation. The director is also responsible for wastewater treatmentutilities maintenance, billing and customer service.Allison Strube

“Everyone agrees water is San Angelo’s number-one issue,” Strube said. “Without it, our community can’t thrive the way we all want it to. Beyond ensuring San Angelo has an abundant water supply, Water Utilities is also striving to improve our water quality, our infrastructure’s reliability and the ease of our customer service. To be entrusted with these responsibilities is both a great honor and a welcome challenge. I’m committed to making a difference.”

Strube replaces Bill Riley, who retired Dec. 8. She had served as interim director since then and as the assistant director since 2015. 

“She’s extremely qualified and the right fit for this organization,” Public Works Executive Director Ricky Dickson said. “Allison understands our most pressing needs and issues, and the factors that influence those. Her work has earned her the respect and trust of her colleagues. All of that is important. It makes the transition seamless.”

Strube joined the City in 2012 as a project engineer in the Engineering Services Department. In that job, she designed system improvements and evaluated infrastructure issues related to water and sewer. She also managed Capital Improvements Plan projects and reviewed site development plans to ensure compliance with ordinances and other regulations.

As assistant director of Water Utilities, she assisted in administering department’s operations, including water treatment, reclamation and conservation; utility maintenance; and special projects. She evaluated capital plans, and recommended priorities and funding for infrastructure improvements.

Strube previously worked as a product engineer for Martifer-Hirschfeld Energy Systems. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

The job opening for assistant director of Water Utilities will soon be posted on the City’s website at cosatx.us/jobs.

Current drought level

The City is in standard conservation, which restricts outside watering to once every seven days at any time of day and no more than 1 inch per week. Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is also prohibited. 

Report watering violations by clicking on this link or calling 325-657-4409. For more information, go to cosatx.us/water. Do your part; be water smart! 

Water Distribution

Water Distribution provides maintenance, preventative maintenance, construction and emergency repair to all water and sewer lines throughout the City of San Angelo.  

Helpful hints

  • Check your sewer clean-out line several times a year. If there isn't a visible sign of water, then there could be a clog further up the line.
  • Don't put grease down sinks. This can clog pipes and sewer lines.
  • Check faucets (inside and outside) for leaks. Repair any leaking faucets promptly before they become bigger leaks or cause other problems. 

FAQs

How do I begin water and/or sewer service at my home or business?

Contact Water Customer Service at 325-657-4323 to set up an account.

Is it OK for me to turn the water off at the meter?

We recommend homeowners don't tamper with City water meters. If you break the meter or valve, you are responsible for the cost of the repair. We sugggest homeowners have a licensed plumber install a separate shut off valve for your use. 

Who do I contact when a fire hydrant is leaking, there is a water leak or sewer overflow in the street or alley, or water is coming from my meter?
Contact Water Distribution at 325-657-4295. Dispatchers are on call 7/24/365.

Who do I contact when I have a clogged sewer line?

Call a  plumber.The plumber will contact the City if there is a problem with the City line.