The longtime manager of the Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority has announced he will retire at the end of the month.
A news release says General Manager Len Hale will call it a career as of June 30th, following 18 years serving in that capacity. Hale is a graduate of Christian County High School and Vanderbilt University, where he received a degree in engineering.
Hale began working with the Hopkinsville Sewerage and Water Works Commission in 1975 and managed major projects such as the Hammond Wood Wastewater Treatment Plant, the expansion of the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant and construction of the Moss Water Treatment Plant.
He would become General Manager in September of 1994 when McKenzie Moss retired and the name of the agency would soon change to better reflect its mission. As General Manager, Hale has overseen the Fort Campbell Boulevard water and sewer extensions, expansion into Pembroke, Crofton and Oak Grove, the Lake Barkley raw water project and the Commerce Park Water and Sewer expansions.
HWEA Board Chair Brek Cayce says he is disappointed to see Hale go, but he appreciates his contributions in nearly three decades of service.