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Advisory Committee for Water Utility Operator Licensing

Advisory committee that advises the TCEQ on matters related to training and licensing of water and waste water utility operators.

Members of the Water Utility Operator Licensing Advisory Committee (WUOLAC) advise and assist the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on matters related to training and licensing of water and wastewater operators.

About the WUOLAC

The Water Utility Operator Licensing Advisory Committee (WUOLAC) is composed of 13 members who are appointed by the commission. The committee membership represents various geographic areas of the state, ethnicity, businesses, governments, associations, and industries. The authority for the committee is found in Title 30 TAC, Chapter 5Exit the TCEQ. Committee members serve staggered terms.

The objectives of the committee are:

  • To review training and educational material to promote quality education and training;
  • To advise and assist regarding licensing requirements and to review Job Analysis exam validation;
  • To assist with the review of rules, regulations, guidance documents, and policy statements; and
  • To represent a diverse community and to promote interaction with outside organizations.

For further information, call the TCEQ Operator Licensing Section at 1-512-239-6300, or e-mail

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Tentative Future WUOLAC Meeting Dates

  • February 25, 2022, 9:00AM

    To attend this virtual meeting, please send an email request to:

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WUOLAC Members

Name Title Location Term Expires:
Larry Bell Technical Assistant Director, TRWA Huntington August 31, 2024
Celia Eaves Utility Outreach Administrator at Public Utility Commission Austin August 31, 2022
David Garza Director of Wastewater Systems, McAllen Pharr August 31, 2024
L. Russell Hamilton Executive Director, Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA) Austin August 31, 2022
Jake Hollingsworth Strategy and Performance Manager, Gulf Coast Water Authority League City August 31, 2024
David Harris Deputy Executive Manager, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Seguin August 31, 2024
Kenneth Hutchins Utility System Manager Abilene August 31, 2022
Paul Kite Assistant Director of Utilities San Marcos August 31, 2022
Joseph McDaniel Field Supervisor for Aqua Texas, Inc Granbury August 31, 2022
Karen Menard Wholesales Services Division Manager, City of Dallas Water Utilities Flower Mound August 31, 2024
Cory Moose Superintendent, City of Midland Midland August 31, 2022
Robb Starr Operations Manager, Lumberton Municipal Utility District Kountze August 31, 2024
Crystal Ybanez Water Quality Manager, City of Corpus Christi Corpus Christi August 31, 2024

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WUOLAC Meeting Minutes

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