Water-Related News

Tampa Mayor Names New Wastewater Chief

Mayor Bob Buckhorn is appointing Anthony Kasper the city's Wastewater Department Director.

Kasper will replace Ralph Metcalf, who retired this year.

Kasper had been the department's acting director. He will serve in an interim capacity until he establishes residency within Tampa and is nominated by city council members.

He has worked for the city since 2004 and has spent years as the wastewater department's chief engineer. He helped lead the department through projects including rehabilitations of pump stations and upgrades to the collection system and treatment plant, according to the mayor's office.

Kasper will earn $110,000 a year overseeing the department, which operates and maintains the city's 96-million-gallon-per-day advanced wastewater treatment plant and 223 pumping stations, the release states. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of South Florida and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.