Jo Ball
General Manager

Jo has been employed in the water business since 1995. He and his family are coming to the peninsula from Lovelady, Texas, where Jo was employed for seven years as the General Manager for the Trinity Rural Water Supply Corporation.

Jo and his wife Euna have two daughters and one son.

In 2002, Jo was named Operator of the Year by the Texas Water Utilities Association. He has served as a District Director on the Texas Rural Water Association Board and he brings years of experience in providing quality water service to the customers of the Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District.


Barbara Cowie
Office Manager

Barbara began her career with Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District in 1991 as a Customer Service Representative. She was promoted to her current position of Office Manager in 1994.

Barbara has been a resident of the Bolivar Peninsula for over 40 years. She and her husband, Roger, have two sons, Steven and Jeffrey, and are enjoying their two granddaughters, Dana and Destiny. Barbara is a member of the First Baptist Church in Crystal Beach.


Clifford Howard
Utility Systems Manager

Clifford started working for BPSUD in May 1992 as a meter reader. He was promoted to Assistant Plant Operator in 1996 and to Plant Operator in 1999. As the District grew and became more automated, Clifford trained in computer technology and was made the District’s Technology Specialist in 2002. In 2005, he was promoted to his current position of Utility Systems Manager where he oversees computer automation, plant instrumentation, daily plant operations, System Operators and Meter Readers for the District.

Clifford attended College of the Mainland where he received a computer certification in Novell, Cisco and GIS. He has a Class C Water Operator’s License, Class D Wastewater Operator’s License, a Customer Service Inspector License and a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He has been a resident of the Bolivar Peninsula for over 20 years.

Donald Crawford
Field Manager