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- San Marcos. The infrastructure consists of Plants which 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.