Bryan Picks New Water Boss

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A revamped Bryan city water department has a new leader. City Manager David Watkins decided to promote from within in naming Jayson Barfknecht as the new director of Bryan Water Services.

Barfknecht is the current manager of the city of Bryan's Water Distribution and Collection. He holds three degrees from Texas A&M and was the top candidate of an outside consultant. Barfknecht inherits a department on the mend following a December internal investigation that turned up numerous problems. Close to two dozen employees resigned in the wake of the report.