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Published: Friday, 8/15/2014

Toledo taps transportation planner to oversee $264M upgrade of its water treatment plant


A local transportation planner with a long career in civil engineering has been tapped by the city of Toledo to oversee its $264 million campaign to upgrade its water treatment plant.

Warren Henry is to be paid an $84,000 salary in his new role as program manager for the water-plant improvements when he starts work Monday. He was previously vice president of transportation at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments.

“This is a complex endeavor,” Mr. Henry said in a prepared statement. “The efficient and timely completion of this work will happen through a collaborative process with community leaders, professionals, and regulatory agencies engaged in this effort.”

“The improvements to our water infrastructure are important to our city and our entire region, and Warren’s oversight of the program will ensure it is completed on time and on budget,” Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said.

Placing Mr. Henry in charge of the plant improvements, he said, will allow Tim Murphy, the city’s commissioner of water treatment, to focus on the water plant’s daily operations.

Before joining the metropolitan council, Mr. Henry was Toledo’s commissioner of engineering services in 2006 and 2007, and previously had a 30-year career as a consulting engineer in the transportation, water, wastewater, and environmental and architectural fields.

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