Raleigh picks new utilities director

Posted December 29, 2009 2:03 p.m. EST
Updated December 29, 2009 2:12 p.m. EST

— A former water utility manager from Salt Lake City has been named to head Raleigh's municipal water and sewer system, officials said Tuesday.

John Robert Carman will replace Dale Crisp, who is retiring after 14 years as Raleigh's public utilities director. Carman starts next Monday.

Carman is vice president of global engineering firm CH2M Hill, and he previously was general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy, which serves 750,000 customers. he also has served as president of the board for the Provo River Water Users Association and as a member of the Utah Board of Water Resources.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City.

Raleigh's Public Utilities Department provides treatment and distribution of the city’s drinking water supply, as well as the collection and treatment of wastewater in Raleigh, Garner, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon. The city also sells water, wastewater treatment or both services to several municipalities, including Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Middlesex, Clayton and Johnston County.