New Valdosta Utilities Director 2022-10-03

Received yesterday, October 3, 2022: Eyre Announced as New Director of Utilities,

[Bradley Eyre --City of Valdosta]
Bradley Eyre –City of Valdosta

The City of Valdosta has promoted Bradley Eyre as the new Director of Utilities. Eyre has more than 25 years of experience in the engineering design, inspection, and construction management of water and wastewater systems throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Eyre has been with the City of Valdosta since 2019, serving as the Engineering Manager for the Utilities Department.

“I am very pleased with the selection of Brad Eyre as our new Director of Utilities,” said City Manager Mark Barber. “His professional experience and leadership will provide significant progress to the City of Valdosta in planning, developing, and constructing new systems and facilities to support the continued growth of our community.”

Before working for the City of Valdosta, Eyre was the regional manager for a Civil Engineering and Survey firm. In his new role at the City of Valdosta, Eyre will supervise over 100 department employees, providing utility services to the City’s customers through +400 miles of underground water and +300 miles of the underground sanitary sewer system network.

“I am a Six Sigma Continuous Improvement guy, and I look forward to continue updating and expanding our water and wastewater plants and system assets as well as delivering exceptional customer service to the City’s +23,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers — these are the people the Utilities Department dedicated staff works hard for day in and day out,” said Eyre.

In his most recent position at the City of Valdosta, Eyre was responsible for short-term and long-term facilities planning, design, and construction phases of the City’s water and sewer capital improvement projects. Eyre managed the Engineering Division functions of the Utilities Department, including utility design, first steps/plan reviews, GIS/mapping, inspections, and locates.

For more information on the Utilities Department, visit or call 229-259-3592.

No doubt Valdosta will update its Utilities web page soon. At the moment, Bradley Eyre is still listed under GIS Division.

Bradley Eyre, Utilities Engineering Manager
1016 Myrtle Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-259-3592, ext. 6182

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division maintains records of the utility systems infrastructure throughout the City. This information is collected from “As-Built” drawings of new additions to the systems, as well as from field investigations using modern Global Positioning Systems (GPS) equipment.

During the construction of underground water and sewer utilities, inspectors and contractors maintain records of the locations of each facility. These records are then incorporated into the existing GIS database, which is maintained by the Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC). GIS staff use this database to produce utility system maps, data for system analysis and maintenance, and to provide utility information to developers, contractors, and others.

Most utility projects within the City of Valdosta are designed by outside consultants. The GIS Division is responsible for the review and approval of the water and sewer utility plans. The review of these plans ensures compliance with regulations regarding construction materials and methods, as well as system integrity and public safety.

His linkedin profiles has him as “School Traffic Safety and Calming, Valdosta, Georgia”.

Welcome, Utilities Director Brad Eyre!

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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