Indy’s Water/Sewer Ownership Shift Proceeds Smoothly

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | March 2012, Vol. 67 No. 3

“One thing that stood out for me during preparations was interviewing for my ‘new’ job,” he said. “It was the first time in many years of working, I have had to apply for a job, and it was a job I expected to be a continuation of what I was already doing. Going in, I was a little uncomfortable.”

Others shared the same feeling, he said. However, there was no cause for worry; the interview turned out well.

“The new owners showed a high level of respect,” said Morgan. “From the wastewater side, there were 36 of us, and all 36 got jobs at Citizens Water. They tried hard to get each of us in the slot we wanted and although all are not doing exactly what they did before, I believe most are satisfied.”

Morgan said the wastewater group now is a subset of water operations.

“The biggest change for us,” he said, “was in the engineering group with wastewater treatment plant and collections separated. Treatment engineers moved to offices in the treatment plant.”

From his perspective, Morgan said the transition went smoothly and the move to new offices was efficiently orchestrated. He is busy with a variety of projects, including the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector project.