S. Frank Crumb, Water Director
S. Frank Crumb, P.E., B.C.E.E., is director of the City of Fort Worth Water Department, which provides water and wastewater service to people in Fort Worth and surrounding communities. A 30-year employee of the utility, previously he served as assistant director of the Business and Planning Services Division and engineering coordinator.
During his tenure, Frank has been responsible for overseeing capital project planning for water and wastewater expansions. This included the Eagle Mountain Water Treatment Plant construction in 1992 and its 35-million-gallon-per-day (mgd) expansion in 2000. Other major projects include oversight of the $230 million Wet Weather Program to upgrade the wastewater collection system, the Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility expansion from 96 mgd to 166 mgd and the Rolling Hills Water Treatment Plant capacity expansion from 80 mgd to 200 mgd.
Frank's involvement led to the development and implementation of Water and Wastewater Impact Fees in the City of Fort Worth in 1989. He was also instrumental in implementing cost-of-service based retail rates in the early 1990s, and establishing a Citizens Advisory Committee for annual updates.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and a Masters of Engineering from Texas A&M University. Frank is a Professional Engineer and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. He was inducted into the Civil Engineering Academy at Texas Tech University.
Frank currently serves as president of the North Texas Chapter of the Underground Construction Technology Association and is past president of the Texas Section of the Water Reuse Association.