Post, 18 Jun 2009 (Shaver & Leonnig).
Jerry N. Johnson, who oversaw the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority when high levels of lead were found in the city's water, was chosen today for the top post at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the troubled Maryland utility whose underground water pipes have been breaking in record numbers.
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Johnson, WASA's general manager for 12 years, is set to resign from WASA this summer. WASA's board of directors voted in April to buy him out of his $230,000 annual contract a year early, a decision that one District council member said was aimed at restoring public confidence after the way the lead discovery was handled five years ago.
(Posted 18 Jun 2009)