Honoring the Legacy of a Waterful Leader

SAWS facilities are rarely named after people. That changed May 31 when a new moniker was unveiled at San Antonio’s largest wastewater treatment plant.


Steve Clouse retired last December after 33 years of service, most recently as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Clouse’s legacy as a champion of water and wastewater excellence was celebrated with a ceremony at the facility that now bears his name: the Steven M. Clouse Water Recycling Center.

SAWS President/CEO Robert R. Puente lauded Clouse’s impact on the San Antonio community. “He has proven himself to be a visionary leader who has altered the course of our utility and our city for the better,” he said.

Quick to share the spotlight, Clouse credited all the employees who run the treatment plant, day in and day out, for its success. “It’s an unbelievable honor to have my name associated with this plant,” he said.