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Government Raleigh, N.C. utilities director to be Fort Worth's new water director

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John Robert Carman

By Scott Nishimura snishimura@bizpress.net

The city of Fort Worth named Raleigh, N.C.’s public utilities director to be Fort Worth’s new water department director Friday.

John Robert Carman – or Carman, as he likes to be called, according to his new employer – takes over his new post Aptil 6 next year.

“Carman is a great fit Fort Worth as we try to balance cost for water service against the increasing demand of the nation’s fastest growing big city,” Fort Worth’s city manager, David Cooke, said. “He has built his career working in cities and regions dealing with growth, and he has done it at every level of the business.”

Carman has worked 30 years in water and wastewater, Fort Worth said in a release announcing his appointment.

He spent most of his career in Utah, where he began as a wastewater plant operator. From 1979-1994, Carman worked in water and wastewater treatment plant operations, maintaining equipment and facilities for Salt Lake City Public Utilities.

In that time, he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Utah.

He then took a job managing operations, water resources and laboratory functions for the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy, where he became general manager.

Carman then retired and joined an international engineering firm in 2005 where he worked in Utah, California and Illinois.

He completed his master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and later joined the City of Raleigh.

Carman will replace Frank Crumb, who retired earlier this fall.

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