Water Department Director
Brad L. Baird, P.E.
Brad graduated in 1982 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the
University of Florida and is a registered Professional Engineer in
Florida. Brad has dedicated his entire career to public service; he has
worked for the City of Tampa for more than 29 years in various
He was Project Manager for over $250 million worth of wastewater,
stormwater and reclaimed water capital improvements. He later served as
Deputy Director for the Wastewater Department including overseeing an
Optimization Program that saved the City over $10 million. Since April
2006 he has served as Director of the Water Department.
In addition to ensuring the Water Department meets its mission 24 hours
per day, seven days per week, he has spearheaded a 5-year water pipeline
replacement program, the Lower Hillsborough River minimum flows program,
reclaimed water system expansion and several reorganizations to reduce
costs and improve customer service.
(page last reviewed: 4/13/12)