Utilities Operations

Utilities Operations Vision Statement

To provide best-in-class utility and energy services focused on being responsive to the needs of the campus community and supporting the goal to become a National Research University.

Utilities Operations Mission Statement

To provide safe, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible utility and energy services that satisfy the environmental needs of the students, researchers, faculty, staff, and San Marcos community at Texas State University.

Utilities Operations

The Utilities Operations section of the facilities department exists to provide excellent maintenance and operations of the utility production infrastructure to support academic and research programs at Texas State University. The infrastructure consists of Plants that produce chilled water, electricity, steam, hot water, and potable water along with associated piping, wiring, and support equipment. The Steam shop by means of licensed water systems operators and through the Jackson Water Well production plant is responsible for the production of as much as 20 million gallons of the water per month needed for university operations.

The outcome of our mission consists of reliable electricity, chilled water, steam, hot water, and domestic water production. It also consists of complying with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, City of San Marcos, and Texas Department of Health rules to operate effectively. The Utilities Operations Department reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities. All emergency generators for the Campus are serviced and maintained by Utilities Operations personnel.