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
Debora L. DuBose, Business Manager 830-709-3879 debbie@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Lauren Evans, Asst. Business Manager 830-709-3879   lauren@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Alice H. Garcia, Customer Accounts Clerk 830-709-3879 alice@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Lynda D. O'Quinn, News Accts/Transfer Clerk 830-709-3879 lyndao@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Susan C. Rizo, Office Clerk 830-709-3879 susan@emcsud.dst.tx.us
Teresa Tschirhart, Part Time Office Clerk 830-709-3879   teresa@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. 

DEBORA LYNNE DUBOSE,  Business Manager

Debbie started with the District in September 2003 as the New Accounts/Transfers Clerk.  She has more than 23 years of experience in accounting, payroll, inventory control, customer service, billing and business procedures.  Debbie assumed the position of Business Manager in October 2006 and works closely with the Superintendent and Board of Directors.  Debbie serves as the Records Management Officer for the District. 

As the Business Manager, Debbie is responsible for the daily supervision of the business operations of the District.  

Debbie and her family are lifelong residents of Devine.

LAUREN EVANS, Asst. 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 Assistant Business Manager, Lauren supervises the office staff and manages the accounting functions of the District.

Lauren and her family live in the Hondo area.
 
ALICE H. GARCIA, Customer Accounts Clerk

Alice started with the District in August 2008.  Alice came to the District with more than 25 years of experience in customer service.  She has nine years of experience in preparing annual reports associated with the operations of water, sewer and gas utilities.

Alice lives in the Natalia area.

LYNDA  D. O'QUINN, New Accounts/Transfer Clerk

Lynda started with the District in October 2006 as the Office Clerk. Lynda previously worked in the plumbing field working with contractors on installing all types of utilities.  Lynda also has over eleven years experience in  billing, ordering, payroll, inventory control, accounts payable and receivables.  

Lynda lives in the Natalia 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.

GRANT J. VAN GUNDY, Serviceman/Operator

Grant started with the District in April 2019.  Grant 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.

Grant and his family live in the Natalia 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.