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Public Utilities Department

8:00 am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
Emergency Phone Number: 956-487-3005

The Director of Public Utilities is responsible for administrative work directing the operation of both water and wastewater systems.

Eric Flores, Rio Grande City Public Utilities Director

Eric Flores has served in the capacity of Public Utilities Director for the City of Rio Grande since October 2023.  Prior to his current role, Eric was employed in the public school system for 17 years as a teacher, coach, and school administrator.  Eric’s experience is centered around leadership and collaborating with community stakeholders.

Eric’s currently oversees Rio Grande City’s water plant, sewer plant, water distribution, sewer collection, billing and collection.

Eric is a native of the great city of Rio Grande. He is a 2001 Rio Grande City High school graduate.  Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Texas Pan American.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing plans to meet and serve future residential and commercial growth.
  • Preparation and implementation of the departmental budget
  • Responding to public complaints and requests
  • Preparing reports for city council, federal, and state agencies
  • Preparing professional services contracts as required
  • Has knowledge of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules and regulations concerning personnel, design, construction, and permit parameters

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At City Hall: 5332 E. Highway 83
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
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RGC Police Department
402 E. Main St.
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

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