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 Utilities

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The Water Utilities Department administers the eight divisions that make up the "water department." Those divisions are:

Water Conservation

Water Conservation educates the public on how it can make the most efficient use of San Angelo's public water supply in an effort to conserve and preserve the community's most precious natural resource. 

Water Customer Service

Water Customer Service assists citizens in signing up and paying for the utility services provided through the City of San Angelo: water, sewer and trash pickup.

Water Distribution

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

Water Production

Water Production is responsible for producing high-quality drinking water that meets safe drinking water standards and in sufficient quantities to supply the needs of the citizens and businesses of San Angelo. This is done by operating raw water supply facilities, treating the potable water supply and operating high service and remote pumping stations and tanks.

Water Quality

The mission of Water Quality is to analyze and evaluate the quality of the source water, treated water and wastewater for compliance with state-mandated water quality standards. 

Water Reclamation

Water Reclamation treats wastewater from the City of San Angelo to remove pollutants and to produce an environmentally safe water that meets state permit requirements. All of the reclaimed water is utilized for irrigation.

Water Utilities Maintenance

Water Utilities Maintenance provides maintenance, preventative maintenance and construction to all water and wastewater treatment plants, water pump stations, water storage tanks, wastewater lift-stations, more than 150 grinder pumps, the Sewer Farm pump station, Nasworthy Dam, Nasworthy irrigation canal, Twin Buttes Dam, and the Spence pipeline, water tanks and pump stations.

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