New water services director appointed

New water services director appointed

In May, Cape Powers was named the new director for Peoria’s water services department, where he will oversee more than 90 employees and a $38 million budget for the city.

As the new director, Powers will also oversee regulatory compliance, water rights, planning efforts water and wastewater operations, and sustainability programs.

“I am thrilled to be selected as Peoria’s water services director and I am looking forward to leading a team of outstanding individuals who provide superior service to residents on a daily basis,” Powers said.

Prior to this appointment, Powers was Peoria’s water services planning operations manager, where he led daily operations including maintenance, billing and customer service.

Before joining the city of Peoria, Powers was the vice president of construction and utilities for a private land development firm, engineering manager for the city of Bellingham in Washington, and project manager for an engineering consulting firm.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Western Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University.

Powers is also a licensed professional engineer in both Arizona and Washington, a member of the American Water Works Association and a past president of five homeowners’ associations and two nonprofits for community enhancement and arts.

“Cape’s extensive knowledge in the construction and utilities industries has been a huge asset to Peoria,” City Manager Jeff Tyne said. “We are happy to have him join our leadership team.”