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Sean Chambers, director of Water & Sewer
The City of Greeley welcomes Ty Bereskie as the city’s deputy director of Water Resources.
In Greeley, he will oversee raw water systems, conservation programs, non-potable systems, agricultural water rental program, water acquisition, watershed health, and long-range water supply planning. The city’s water and sewer department manages the treatment and distribution of 9 billion gallons of water annually with more than 500 miles of pipeline, two drinking water plants, a wastewater treatment plant, three treated water reservoirs, six raw water reservoirs, and pumping stations.
Bereskie is currently the lead planner at Denver Water. In this role, he focuses on technical research and policy development, specifically on projects falling under the umbrella of One Water. He was a Core Planning Team member in the development of the Denver One Water Plan and serves as co-chair of the Denver One Water Leaders group. Previously, he focused on long-term strategic planning for the organization’s non-potable water system.
“Ty’s professional experience with Denver Water and beyond has positioned him to lead the next phase of water-resource management and long-range supply planning.” said Sean Chambers, director of Water & Sewer Utilities.
“We look forward to leveraging his experience in non-potable systems and the opportunity for such systems to complement Greeley’s growth while ensuring access to affordable irrigation water that protects our values.”
Bereskie is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver as part of the Environmental Policy and Management graduate program and serves on the City of Englewood’s Water and Sewer Board. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering Science from the Colorado School of Mines, a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Vermont, and recently completed an M.B.A. at the University of Illinois.
“I’m excited to be joining the City of Greeley as the deputy director of Water Resources,” Bereskie said. “Through interacting with staff, it quickly became evident that the City has assembled a knowledgeable and passionate team committed to ensuring a safe and sustainable water supply. I look forward to collaborating with them to continue building on the Water & Sewer Utilities’ culture of regional leadership and innovation.”
Bereskie’s first day with the city will be Oct. 13. He takes over for Adam Jokerst who resigned as deputy in June.