New director of Fort Worth Water Department begins Monday

Ken Morgan

The new director of the Fort Worth Water Department begins his new duties on Monday, Dec. 11.

Ken Morgan, who has experience in water and wastewater, including management roles at several regional utilities, is the new director.

Morgan has been consulting with the California and Nevada branches of American Water Works Association. His services focused on training, and include operator certification training, workshops to help agencies better manage their assets, evaluation of crews and development of standard operating procedures..

Previously, he has worked with Schlumberger and utilities systems in the cities of Denver, O’Fallon, Missouri., St. Louis, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona.

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Morgan earned his civil engineering degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

According to the city, the Water Department oversees five water treatment plants and one reclamation facility with a total treatment capacity of 497 million gallons per day for drinking water and 166 million gallons per day for wastewater. There are more than 3,336 miles of pipe in the water distribution system and 3,266 miles in the collection system, serving more than 1.2 million people.

Fort Worth-based Mackenzie Eason & Associates executed the search that resulted in Morgan’s hiring.