Randy Hayman Appointed Philadelphia Water Commissioner

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced last week that Principal Randy Hayman (Washington, DC) will act as the next Water Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). As Water Commissioner, Randy will take responsibility for managing all units and a staff of approximately 2,000 at PWD, which provides integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services for the City of Philadelphia as well as some suburban wholesale clients.

“I am thrilled to welcome Randy to Philadelphia to take the helm at the Philadelphia Water Department,” said the Mayor. “Our Water Department provides residents with top quality tap water and is a regional champion in the protection and enhancement of the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers, the city’s drinking water sources. I am confident Randy will be able to continue the Department’s record of success, and I look forward to working with him to continue to maintain our high-quality water infrastructure.”

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), which has a reputation for being a national leader in water, wastewater and stormwater management,” said Randy. “PWD continually strives to balance its pledge to environmental protection and the management of its robust traditional and green infrastructure with affordable rates. I look forward to contributing my experience and expertise to build upon the strong foundation that employees and past leadership have put in place.”

Randy previously served as General Counsel for 15 years at two major water utilities, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. As part of his responsibilities with PWD, Randy will oversee three drinking water treatment plants, three wastewater treatment plants, and a contract-operated biosolids facility, as well as take over the operation and maintenance of the 3,200 miles of water mains, 3,700 miles of sewers, 79,000 inlets, 25,000 fire hydrants, and various pumping stations throughout the city.

Randy's professional and community efforts have been recognized by the Washington and St. Louis Business Journals with their prestigious Minority Business Leader Awards, and the Washington Business Journal presented him with the Greater Washington Legal Champions Award, recognizing him one of the top general counsels in the nation’s capital. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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