Barrett Murphy

Barrett Murphy is currently the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Water Management for the City of Chicago. He oversees a Department of more than 2200 people, more than 100 contractors and an operating budget of approximately 1 billion dollars and a capital budget of approximately 750 Million dollars annually.� He joined the Department of Water Management in 2004.In his various roles within Water Management he has made improvements in the area of customer service, the efficiency of crews’ performance and productivity while making them more accountable for the quality of their work.� He implemented a new work order management, crew performance and productivity efficiencies, implementation and automation of a warehouse inventory system and a GPS tracking program that has saved the Department millions of dollars while improving the level of service provided to citizens of Chicago.