Personnel

Your East Medina County Special Utility District staff is always here to help you. Whether you need assistance with a bill or a question about your usage, we are here to serve you. Stop by and see us during our office hours!

Business Personnel

NAME & POSITION TELEPHONE CELL WORK EMAIL
Bruce A, Alexander, Superintendent

830-709-3879

 

830-931-7424

 

balexander@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Lauren Evans, Business Manager 830-709-3879 levans@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Cristina Guzman, AP/AR Clerk 830-709-3879   cguzman@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Celina Rodriguez, News Accts/Transfer Clerk 830-709-3879 crodriguez@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Susan C. Rizo, Office Clerk 830-709-3879 srizo@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Teresa Tschirhart, Part Time Office Clerk 830-709-3879   ttschirhart@emcsud.dst.tx.us

 

BRUCE A. ALEXANDER, Superintendent

Bruce started with the District in April 2008. He retired from the City of Castroville as the Director of Public Works with 25 years of experience in March 2008.  Bruce is licensed as a Class "B" Groundwater Operator, Customer Service Inspector and a Class "B" Wastewater Operator.  Bruce has been trained as a Safety Coordinator and on the National Incident Command System through the Department of Homeland Security.  He also has trained on numerous issues related to the operations and management of Public Utilities.

Bruce is currently the Vice President of the Texas Rural Water Association.  He serves as the TRWA Director for District 2 that includes a 41 county area from Medina County to El Paso.  He serves as an appointed member of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan Program Stakeholder Committee representing all EAA municipal permit holders west of Bexar County, and an appointed member of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Regional Advisory Group.

In his position as Superintendent, he oversees all aspects of the District in accordance with the District's policies, objectives, and applicable laws and regulations. The Superintendent has the authority to interpret, apply, and enforce existing District policies on a consistent, nondiscriminatory basis. He supervises the entire day-to-day operation of the East Medina County SUD.   

Bruce and his family live in Castroville and enjoy time at the family ranch between Castroville and Devine. 

 

LAUREN EVANS, Business Manager

Lauren started with the District in February 2020. Lauren has a BBA in Accounting with more than 16 years of accounting experience. 

As the Business Manager, Lauren works closely with the Superintendent and Board of Directors and is responsible for the daily supervision of the business operations of the District.  Lauren also serves as Records Management Officer for the Dstirict.

Lauren and her family live in the Hondo area.

CRISTINA GUZMAN, AP/AR Clerk

Cristina started with the District in February 2021.  She brings over 20 years of experience in areas including accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliations, and project administration.  

Cristina lives in the Devine area.  
 

CELINA RODRIGUEZ, New Accounts/Transfer Clerk

Celina started with the District in May 2021 as the New Accounts/Transfer Clerk. Celina brings over 20 years of experience in areas including utilities billing, customer service, and servicing new accounts.

Celina lives in the Devine area.

SUSAN C. RIZO, Office Clerk

Susan started with the District in December 2009. She came to the District with more than three years of experience in customer service with the City of Lytle.

Susan and her family live in the Devine area.                                      

TERESA TSCHIRHART, Part Time Office Clerk

Teresa started with the District in August 2017 after retiring from TXDOT.

Teresa and family live in the LaCoste area.

 

Operations Personnel

All Servicemen 830-709-3879    

RONALD WAYNE LEMMONS, Field Manager

Ronnie started with the District in October 2018.  He retired from TxDOT as the District Maintenance Administor at the San Antonio office with more than 32 years of experience in October 2018.  Ronnie is licensed as a Class "C" Groundwater Operator and a Customer Service Inspector.  Ronnie has been trained as a Safety Coordinator and on the National Incident Command System through the Department of Homeland Security.

In his position as Field Manager, Ronnie oversees the operations of the District Public Water Systems in accordance with TCEQ Rules and Regulations, District's policies, and all applicable laws and regulations.

Ronnie and his family reside in the Castroville area.


CHRISTOPHER KEVIN FOWLER, Foreman

Chris started with the District in October 2008.  He had previously been with the District from April 1995 to October 2006.  Chris currently has a Class "C" Water Operator License and a Customer Inspection License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He is trained in water utility safety, chlorinator maintenance, groundwater production, water distribution, water sampling and field analysis and as a water system inspector. Chris has an excellent working relationship with adjacent water purveyors, County Commissioners and TxDOT.

Chris is a lifelong resident of Medina County and resides in the Devine area.

FIDENCIO "FELIX" RUIZ, Foreman

Felix started with the District in July 2013.  Felix currently has a Class "C" Water Operator License and a Customer Inspection License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  He is trained in water utility safety, chlorinator maintenance, groundwater production, water distribution, water sampling and field analysis and as a water system inspector.  Felix manages inventory control for all materials needed to maintain and operate the District water systems. 

Felix and his family live in the Devine area. 

DAVID STRAUSS, Serviceman/Operator

David started with the District in May 2018.  David currently has a Class "C" Water Operator License and a Customer Inspection License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  He is trained in water utility safety, chlorinator maintenance, groundwater production, water distribution, water sampling and field analysis and as a water system inspector.

David and his family live in the Devine area.

THOMAS A. PACHECO, Serviceman/Operator 

Thomas started with the District in September 2019.  Thomas currently has a Class "D" Water Operator License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  He is trained in water utility safety, groundwater production, water distribution, and field analysis and as a water system operator.

Thomas and his wife live in the Lytle area.